Many people believe there is only one definition of rural that everyone uses. However, federal and state programs use many distinct, inconsistent definitions to determine rural funding eligibility. For example, using the Department of Transportation’s definition of rural instead of the U.S. Census’ definition, there are about 89 million residents living in non-urbanized areas, 16.5 million of whom have a disability.
- Project Dates: 2003-2008
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No. H133B70017-01
- Principal Staff: Tom Seekins, PhD., Alexandra Enders, Zach Brandt
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