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Rural IMPACT Demonstration Project

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In an effort to address growing concerns regarding the state of multi-generational poverty in rural America, the Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Demonstration was launched in October of 2015.  The Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Demonstration works to make systems change in rural communities to implement a focused and intentional two-generation approach to addressing poverty.

An initiative of the White House Rural Council, the project aims to help communities adopt a two-generation approach to addressing the needs of both vulnerable children and their parents.  The project has identified a group of 10 rural and tribal communities who are working together with the assistance of federal agencies and technical experts to adopt a comprehensive, whole-family framework for addressing child poverty.  Six community action agencies are participating in the project.

The Demonstration has been administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and has been implemented in collaboration with a broad range of Federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Labor, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. HHS has cooperative agreements with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Community Action Partnership (CAP), to administer the demonstration and provide technical assistance to participating rural and tribal communities.  By embedding a two-generation approach in programs and systems, HHS and its partners anticipate improvements in service delivery, participation, and outcomes for low-income families in rural and tribal communities.

Rural IMPACT Publications and Resources

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Here’s access to the publications and resources shown below to help you learn more about Rural IMPACT.

Rural-Demo-Impact-Project-Pubs-ResourcesLearning with the Learning Community: Rural IMPACT
LCRC webinar recording, Community Action Partnership

Implementation of the Rural IMPACT Demonstration Brief
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), HHS

Rural IMPACT Introduction Video
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Addressing Rural Poverty in Rural IMPACT - A Two Generation Demonstration
2016 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention

AmeriCorps VISTA Making a Difference in Rural Communities
LCRC blog

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This resource page was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies – Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services Grant Number, 90ET0452. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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