Rural Task Force Report
The Task Force brought together stakeholders from all parts of the state in a grassroots, bottom-up effort to create the recommendations included in this report. These recommendations will serve as a menu of options for legislative and budget proposals at the state level and for implementation by individual communities to address their local needs.
Not every action step can be funded initially, but this report serves as the beginning of a bank of ideas to be implemented not only at the state level but also for individual community programs. Several action steps do not require additional funding and the Task Force has already begun to implement these programs. The Task Force will work with the Governor’s Office and federal agencies to secure funding for new programs as well as support communities in implementing these ideas.