This year, states will receive a significant decrease in funding for roads and schools in areas near national forests.
Nearly 45 percent of children in rural McDowell County, West Virginia do not live with their parents and many are being raised by grandparents.
A two-part series by Learning Matters TV, for PBS Newshour, explores the 'deep-rooted' challenges facing rural West Virginia schools.
The president is seeking a $50 million increase in funding for a grant program aimed at expanding opportunities for Native American youth.
The budget proposal will include transportation aid to cash-strapped rural schools.
Two pieces of legislation aim to increase the number of teachers in rural South Dakota communities.
Students who have participated in the initiative in one Kansas district have made steep reading gains and need fewer reading interventions than before the program.
In Washington state, 7.6 percent of Native American and African-American students are homeless, compared to 2.3 percent of white students.
The proposal would make school districts less dependent on agricultural land property taxes.
The report found that consolidation and removal of grants would not improve rural schools and communities.