New Partnership with U of I

Iowa’s 9 regional RC&D councils have embarked on a new initiative to connect University of Iowa resources with the RC&D’s to assist rural Iowa communities with community development efforts.

RC&Ds are regional non-profit organizations that represent multiple-county regions across the state of Iowa, and work to help rural Iowa communities care for and protect their natural resources, develop their local economies, and improve overall quality of life throughout the state.

The new partnership utilizes a mix of community engagement opportunities at the University of Iowa, including community-engaged learning courses, community-based research by faculty and graduate students, and staff outreach.