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Rural Works Program
Rural Works! is an economic development strategy that offers a holistic approach to eliminating poverty. Rural Works! is based on the successful Cincinnati Works! employment program. The goal of Cincinnati Works! is to help low-income area residents overcome their barriers to stable, long-term employment. River Valley Resources has an exclusive contract with Cincinnati Works! to create the only rural variation of this model in the nation.WIA is a federally funded program designed to increase the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of eligible program participants.

Rural Works! serves two segments of the population: those who are currently unemployed, and those who are underemployed e.g. the working poor. The short-term goal for the unemployed is to help them stabilize in a job that pays $7.25 –- $10.00 per hour with health benefits. The long-term goal for the underemployed is for them to earn 200% of the federal poverty rate and move to economic self-sufficiency. Economically self-sufficient people become taxpayers and productive citizens who no longer require public assistance.

For more information about the Rural Works! Program, please contact:

Mandi Logsdon, Program Coordinator
Phone: 812-265-2652
Toll Free: 800-787-5627
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