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CDFI: Funding Opportunities: Capital Magnet Fund; 2018 Funding Round Federal Register
Jul 20, 2018 - Announcement of a funding opportunity for the Capital Magnet Fund, sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to provide financial assistance grants to CDFIs and other qualified nonprofit organizations that develop and manage affordable housing for low-income families. Applications are due in Grants.gov by August 20, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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HUD: Announcement of Funding Awards Federal Register
Jul 20, 2018 - Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the following programs: FY2017 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (RCB); FY2017 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP); and FY2017 The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations and Data Analysis and Utilization Program.
Source: Federal Register
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'People Are Literally Being Poisoned': How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad -- and Why Other States Should Worry
Jul 17, 2018 - Discusses the lack of waste disposal infrastructure in Alabama and the discovery that a number of rural residents whose homes are not attached to municipal sewer systems may have tropical diseases. Touches on the barriers to addressing the infrastructure problem, including problems faced by people who do have septic systems or who are attached to the sewer system. Also references other places with similar problems related to waste disposal infrastructure, including Native American reservations, where fewer than half of homes are connected to sewers. What these areas have in common is that they tend to already be poor and populated by members of marginalized groups.
Source: Governing
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USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities
Jul 16, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing $267 million to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities. These investments will be made through 103 infrastructure projects in 35 states through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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HUD Awards $43 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness
Jul 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $43 million through it's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to help end youth homelessness, including 5 rural areas. These include Northwest Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington state.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Commissioner Carr Announces $100 Million ‘Connected Care Pilot Program’
Jul 11, 2018 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that they will seek to establish a new $100 million "Connected Care Pilot Program" to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially veterans and those living in rural areas. Investments in chronic care have resulted in substantial savings, particularly in the management of chronic diseases.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
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CMS Announces New Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Federally-Facilitated Exchange Navigator Program
Jul 10, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a funding opportunity for the Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE) Navigator Program for plan year 2019. CMS expects to award a minimum of $100,000 in each of the 34 FFE states, and may award up to $10 million total for a one year period of performance.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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FCC: Connect America Fund Federal Register
Jul 2, 2018 - Notice from the Federal Communications Commission correcting errors in a May 1, 2018 rule that increased the amount of operating costs that carriers that predominately serve tribal lands can recover from the Universal Service Fund. This rule is effect July 2, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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RBS: Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Corrections Federal Register
Jul 2, 2018 - Notice from the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service correcting amendments made in the June 3, 2016 Federal Register notice that inadvertently omitted conforming amendments for adoption for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). This rule is effective on July 2, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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FCC: Promoting Telehealth in Rural America Federal Register
Jun 29, 2018 - Rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) raising the annual program funding cap of the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program and applying it to the current funding year to fully fund eligible funding requests for funding year (FY) 2017. This rule also adjusts the funding cap to reflect inflation and establishes a process to carry forward unused funds from past funding years for use in future funding years.
Source: Federal Register
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