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Rural Studies

A research guide to support the Rural Studies minor.

Rural Studies at EIU

Interested in learning more about rural studies? Consider pursuing a Rural Studies minor while at EIU. An interdisciplinary program, courses span the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Explore the Rural Studies program at

Web Resources

Rural Development in Illinois (USDA)
Loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

Rural Development Research Guide (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University)
Designed to be a tool to give rural residents easy access to information on government programs and services. The guide is a searchable database which lists programs by program name, organization, category, or by keyword.
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