USDA Launches Resource Guide to Help Rural Communities Seeking Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Assistance. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development unveiled a resource guide as part of National Preparedness Month to help rural communities seeking disaster resiliency and recovery assistance. This guide follows the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan, which targets investments to support infrastructure in communities that are most physically and financially vulnerable to climate-driven disasters. The resource guide outlines USDA Rural Development (RD) programs and services that can help rural residents, businesses and communities impacted by disasters and support long-term planning and recovery efforts. View the resource guide here.