Other Federal Programs Related to Rural Child Welfare
A variety of other Federal departments provide information on rural issues that may impact child welfare. Find links and information about other relevant Federal departments in this section.
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Education
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- White House Council
Department of Agriculture
Economic Research Service (ERS)
Collects data and produces a variety of reports and publications related to agricultural issues and enhanced quality of life for rural Americans. ERS also produces Amber Waves, a quarterly online magazine.
Rural Development (RD)
Provides information to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural areas.
Rural Information Center (RIC)
Provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses, and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
Department of Commerce
Includes a section of the Census Bureau website that provides information about metropolitan and micropolitan areas.
Department of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
Provides information to individual who are interested in educational changes taking place in rural America.
Rural Education Resource Center
Provides information about rural education, including the Rural Educational Achievement Program (REAP) and the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program.
Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Provides health care-related information to a broad audience on topics that include data and surveys, research findings, priority populations, and much more.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)
Includes information from ORHP regarding the provision of grants, developments in rural policy, research funding and distribution of findings, and promising practices and evidence-based models.
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Assists rural communities and other rural stakeholders in accessing the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
Offers information for those providing mental health services in rural areas and for people who live in rural communities around the world.
SAMHSA Rural Populations Resource Collection
Presents information about rural communities that should be considered in the development and implementation of behavioral health preparedness and response plans. See also: Rural Populations: Helpful Links.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (RHED)
Provides for capacity building at the State and local level for rural housing and economic development and to support innovative housing and economic development activities in rural areas.
White House Council
White House Rural Council
Discusses how the Council coordinates the Administration's efforts in rural America.