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Apr 19, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of nearly $150 million to 100 Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) to aid in the mitigation of COVID-19, strengthen vaccination efforts, and enhance healthcare services and infrastructure. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan to support LALs that serve underserved populations. Applications are due May 14, 2021.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 15, 2021 - The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau announced they will accept applications for the second round of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program between April 29-May 6, 2021. Round two includes almost $250 million to support the utilization of telehealth services during the pandemic.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Apr 15, 2021 - The Indian Health Service announced their award of $16 million to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to combat the opioid epidemic as part of the 2021 Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project. Thirty-five grants were awarded to support innovative approaches and culturally relevant services addressing opioid use disorder in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Source: Indian Health Service
Apr 15, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a grant focused on reducing health disparities related to COVID-19. The $2.25 billion grant aims to award up to 108 state, local, territorial, and freely associated state health departments. Applications are due May 3, 2021.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Apr 13, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) summarizing the Report and Order establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. The EBB Program will provide eligible low-income households with a discount on the cost of broadband service and certain connected devices to help these households stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This final rule is effective April 13, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 12, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program. Three RMOMS award recipients will receive up to $1 million annually for four years to plan and implement activities that improve maternal obstetrics care in rural communities. Applications are due June 4, 2021.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Apr 12, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extending the administrative responsibilities of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and directing USAC to administer the remainder of Round 1 and all of Round 2 funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This rule is effective April 12, 2021, and applicable February 2, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 12, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its award of over $91 million to 24 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to support access to safe, stable housing. Funds are provided through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. Includes a list of grant recipients.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Apr 9, 2021 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the availability of $4 million for grants to agencies designated as Protection and Advocacy Systems according to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. This funding is for critical services to help communities combat COVID-19 and increase vaccine access for people with disabilities. Includes information on the projected award amounts to each state and territory. Applications are due by April 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 9, 2021 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the availability of $5 million for grants to Title VII, Part C disability networks to provide critical services to help communities combat COVID-19 and increase vaccine access for people with disabilities. Applications are due by April 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register