ERIC Number: ED447677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Revitalizing Rural Education. Community Facilities Programs & Organizations Concerned about Rural Education.
Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This handbook informs school personnel and the business community about the opportunities available to assist rural community's efforts in revitalizing their education systems. The handbook's first two sections examine the different funding sources available for school improvement programs and loan eligibility, and discusses the benefits lenders can realize when providing these loans. The third and final section details the components of the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) financing tool covering eligibility criteria, the required business pledges, how to qualify for a QZAB, tax treatments, and benefits to lenders. An example of a QZAB success story is also provided. An addendum lists examples of different community facilities programs. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.