COVID-19 Impacts & Updates

Our client, employee and community safety are of the upmost importance to Rural Resources. Therefore, effective immediately and until further notice, our staff and services are only available by appointment, calls or emails.

If you would like to make an appointment or need information, please click on the Contact button located on the upper right of this page or email us at

Please note our September 23rd Governing Board meeting will be conducted via phone or video conference.  If you would like to attend this meeting via phone or video conference, please contact Michelle Thomas at (509) 684-8421.

Drive-In WiFi Hotspots

The Washington State Broadband Office estimates over 300 new drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots are coming online statewide through an initiative to bring free public broadband internet access to all residents. Partners in the state’s drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots project include: Washington State University; Washington State Library, part of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State; members of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) and affiliated nonprofit Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet); the Washington State Broadband Office; Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA); Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech); and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Microsoft and the Avista Foundation are providing funding, and the federal Information Technology Disaster Resource Center contributed equipment and installation.

For complete information and a map of locations, visit The map will be updated as more sites come online.

Helping People. Changing Lives. Strengthening our Community.

Community Action

Since 1965, Rural Resources Community Action has helped residents of Northeastern Washington help themselves and each other. Through education, resources and support, we offer real hope to children, seniors and families, by working to create a stronger and more stable community for us all.

Each year, over 14,000 people in communities throughout Eastern Washington turn to Rural Resources for short-term assistance and long-term solutions to help them take control of their lives and their futures

View or download the current Community Resource Guides


it's time for the 2020 Census

The Decennial Census is a unique chance for everyone to count by being counted! The Northeast Washington Census Outreach is here to help you understand what all of this means, how to participate, and why the Census is so important to you, your community, and NE Washington. 

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