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News by Topic: Funding

Jan 17, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission has released the implementation schedule for newly adopted reforms in the Rural Health Care Promoting Telehealth Report and Order. Changes are intended to promote transparency and the efficient allocation of program resources within the Rural Health Care Program.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 17, 2020 - Notice from the Rural Housing Service (RHS) is seeking comment on the extension of a currently approved information collection for the Community Facility Loan program. Comments are due by March 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 14, 2020 - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) initiative. The initiative includes $11 million in challenge grants aimed to support and advance innovation in the transit industry.
Source: Federal Transit Industry
FCC: Connect America Fund Federal Register
Jan 13, 2020 - Final rule from the Federal Communications Commission to establish procedures for the administration of the voluntary process for the long-form applicants in the Connect America Phase II Auction to facilitate post-auction review of the defined deployment obligations on a state-by-state basis when the total number of actual locations in eligible areas is less than the number of funded locations. These procedures are effective February 12, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 8, 2020 - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has released final rules to launch the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will be voted on during the January 30, 2020 open meeting. If passed, $20.4 billion will be set aside for the deployment of high-speed broadband in areas of the U.S. that do not currently meet the minimum speed standard.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Jan 8, 2020 - Notice from the Federal Communications Commission correcting supplementary information found in the December 9, 2019 notice of final rule with the same title. Changes are effective January 8, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 8, 2020 - Highlights the work of Healthier Together Taliaferro, a program in rural northeast Georgia designed to address the obesity epidemic through activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Discusses challenges with sustainable funding and in creating long-term community engagement.
Source: Albany Herald
Jan 8, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces its investment of $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in North Dakota. The projects will focus on rural e-Connectivity for 2,643 households and 78 businesses as part of USDA's ReConnect Pilot Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 7, 2020 - Grocery stores in rural America are struggling, features two small, independent groceries in North Dakota that are innovating strategies to stay open. Describes how grocery stores bring economic and social value to the local community as well as keep its residents healthy.
Source: Civil Eats
Dec 29, 2019 - Describes the importance of an accurate Census count for Native Americans as they have been historically undercounted in previous years. Reservations across the country are campaigning to inspire their community to participate, but still face many barriers to representation.