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News by Topic: Funding

Oct 17, 2019 - The Indian Health Service (HIS) awarded $15 million to eight tribes and tribal organizations to fund construction, modernization of small ambulatory health care facilities. The Small Ambulatory Program aids tribes in expanding access to outpatient services in their communities.
Source: Indian Health Service
Oct 16, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces its investment of $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in rural areas of 31 states. Funding is provided through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program and will be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal systems in small rural communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oct 15, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health announces the Call for Nominations for the 2020 CMS Health Equity Award. Nominations are for organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing disparities affecting vulnerable populations. Nominations are due November 15, 2019.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Oct 15, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded JBS International, Inc. an additional $3,000,000 annually through FY 2022 through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA). The original funding for the RCORP-TA program was designed to allow technical assistance for 75 grantees and additional funds will support technical assistance services to an additional 243 opioid award recipients. Funds are contingent upon availability and satisfactory performance of the recipient.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 15, 2019 - Final rule from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service to formalize a December 2018 proposed rule that eliminates the requirement for annual publication of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The change allows the agency to accept and process applications in a more fluid manner. The final rule will be effective on November 14, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 11, 2019 - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awarded over $11.2 million to 40 grant projects focused on preserving Native culture and strengthening tribal communities. Some projects include building Mental Health Offices in rural villages on reservations and implementing strategies aimed at increasing professional retention.
Source: Administration for Children and Families
Oct 11, 2019 - Notice of rulemaking from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote transparency and predictability, and the efficient allocation of Rural Health Care Program resources while preventing waste, fraud and abuse. Many parts of the rule will be effective on November 12, 2019, with others sections to be announced in the Federal Register at a later date.
Oct 10, 2019 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announces the authorization of $61.8 million in funding for the next ten years to expand broadband in rural areas of 14 states. The sixth round of funding from the Connect America Fund will increase connectivity to an additional 22,000 homes and businesses across rural parts of the country.
Source: The Federal Communications Commission
Oct 10, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking public comment through December 9, 2019 on a new form and changes to existing forms required during the application process for the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP). The NURSE Corps LRP provides loan repayment assistance to registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work in underserved areas.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 9, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement of an investment of $251 million in 13 states to update rural electric systems. Through the Electric Loan Program, 12 projects aim to improve electric reliability and access to critical infrastructure systems in rural areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture