The mission of the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program is to increase
the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental
conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants who live and work
in communities for 11 months (1,700 hours). Qualified college graduates (with a bachelor’s
degree) and graduate-level students who are selected as RARE participants assist communities
and agencies in the development and implementation of plans for achieving a sustainable
natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions.
* Site contains info about resource assistance for rural environments, participants,
communities, applications, projects, programs, staff, and contacts.