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HUD Grants $243 Million to Help U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Feb 2, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $242.7 million through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program to help the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from recent hurricanes. This funding will support long-term economic, infrastructure, and housing recovery.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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In Occupation Where Stress Is Ample, Farmers Have Few Options for Mental Health Care
Jan 16, 2018 - Discusses the impacts of the limited access many Minnesota farmers have to mental healthcare services. With high suicide rates among farmers, this lack of access coupled with increased access to firearms can be catastrophic. Also touches on efforts to address this issue, including 24-hour crisis lines and reducing stigma.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
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Secretary Perdue Presents Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force Report to President Trump
Jan 8, 2018 - Includes USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue's statement on the Interagency Task Force on Agricultural and Rural Prosperity's Report, which was presented to President Trump at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention. Also touches on the key indicators of rural prosperity as identified by this task force: E-Connectivity, Quality of Life, Rural Workforce, Technology, and Economic Development.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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2018 General Assembly: Lawmakers Focus on Rural Georgia
Jan 7, 2018 - Highlights several considerations by the Georgia state legislature to address rural needs and disparities, including tax cuts, pursuing a Medicaid waiver, efforts to expand broadband access, and broadening the practice authority of rural nurses, among other things. Many of these items are set to be discussed in the upcoming legislative session.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times
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