In a news article published on Tuesday, Rural County Representatives (RCRC) Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer, Lisa McCargar, provided insight about barriers that impede the ability of rural businesses to access government aid programs developed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As emphasized in RCRC’s ongoing advocacy for direct federal funding for small counties, many rural areas face strained financial resources, especially following the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. The response thus far—while recently moving in a positive direction— has been inadequate to address the distinct needs of rural communities. With unique insight into the plight of rural California, the article highlights the need for future federal aid packages to address rural-centric financial issues.

Read the full article here.