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  • USDA Grants PPPM $100K
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) awarded the University of Oregon $100,000 for its Rural Energy Development for Oregon program proposal. The grant was the largest given out of the $1 million dispersed across 17 states and Puerto Rico. The UO applied to the grant through Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE),…

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RARE – Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

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  • Into The Fire - Looking Back At The RARE Journey
    Exactly one week after moving 2,969 miles across the country to serve as a RARE AmeriCorps member with Columbia Gorge Food Bank, I attended my first community event. At “Get Ready, The Dalles”, a resource round-up event held at the fire station for community disaster preparedness, we represented the food bank and shared low-cost options for preparing for a d
  • Prioritizing Community Voices
    By Carolina Negron, Community Food Liason, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon There is a power in conversation. In the spoken words shared between individuals. The passing of traditions, stories, and information over time. When we look up and into the lives of individuals around us, we are exhibiting an act of openness and a willingness to learn. We ar

2018-19 RARE AmeriCorps Placements

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