USDA participated in the White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in Chicago 

USDA participated in the White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit in Chicago, attended by over 300 community, business and elected leaders.  EIA Director Archuleta spoke on a panel titled: “Leveraging Cross-Sector Resources to Drive Latino Social Mobility”, where she highlighted funding opportunities and programs available at USDA to promote economic development and community vitality. 

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The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) held its 39th Annual Conference in Chicago and our office engaged with several elected and appointed officials from across the country, connecting them to the work USDA does in partnership with states, counties and cities across the country. 

EIA continues to hold its EIA Monthly Stakeholder’s Call to provide timely information on what’s happening at USDA and feature USDA staff speakers to highlight mission area announcements and programs.  On this month’s call, we were joined by Meg Campbell (Senior Advisor, NRCS) and Brian Guse (Director, Office of Urban Agriculture, NRCS) who provided information on the recent USDA announcement of investments to support urban agriculture, including money for grants and cooperative agreements as well as six new urban county committees to help deliver key USDA programs to urban producers. These actions support USDA’s efforts to strengthen the food supply chain and transform the food system to be fairer, more competitive, and more resilient. 

Join EIA for our next monthly stakeholders call on Tuesday, July 12. If you haven’t joined us for a call before, please use this form to be added to our list and receive the invitation when it is available (July Registration Link coming soon).  

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you’d like any additional information on any of the programs or events you see within this newsletter or to learn more about USDA.  It’s our goal to serve as a resource for you. In order to do so, we rely on your feedback. Please send us your input at eia@usda.gov

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