The USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development is a great tool for planning workforce development projects. The guide covers 4 major assistance areas and includes recommended practices, sample success stories, and a list of USDA resources, including grants, for each. Additionally, the guide includes a list of resources in other federal agency programs and contact information for the USDA departments.
The four assistance areas the guide covers are
- Workforce development planning
- Infrastructure and equipment financing
- Industry and employer engagement, entrepreneurship and local business development
- Education, training and apprenticeship
You can download this free tool and others here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/resources/publications/resource-guides