Nezly Silva, Acting Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Rural Partners Network: As a whole of government approach to promote economic prosperity for rural communities, the Department of Labor is a part of the Rural Partners Network (RPN). RPN is an alliance of federal agencies and commissions working directly with rural communities to expand rural prosperity through job creation, infrastructure development, and community improvement. Led by USDA Rural Development, RPN members collaborate to identify resources to help rural people build the futures they envision for the unique places they call home. For more information, please visit