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Sep 23, 2022 - Announces over $1.6 billion in funding to support addiction and overdose crises through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s State Opioid Response (SOR) and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant programs and HRSA's rural communities opioid response programs. Offers an overview of the grant programs and the scope of the investments.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 23, 2022 - Announces over $5 million in awards to 11 HRSA-funded community health centers to support cancer screening and early detection. Describes the scope and requirements of the awards and provides a list of funded centers.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 23, 2022 - Announces $104 million in funding to expand rural substance use treatment and prevention services through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). Offers an overview of 3 funded programs related to medication assisted treatment access, prevention treatment, and recovery implementation, and behavioral healthcare support.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Sep 23, 2022 - Announces the distribution of $2.5 million to 45 Alaska Native villages following damaging coastal storms in order to support food, water, and essential supplies. Describes the efforts of federal funders to address public health, economic, and climate challenges for tribal communities through the American Rescue Plan.
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior
Sep 23, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) revising servicing requirements for the Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Program to clarify the current regulation and update certain provisions to align with the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. This rule is effective October 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 22, 2022 - Announces $502 million in loans and grants for rural high-speed internet in the third funding round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program. Highlights specific awards to companies and tribal governments in Michigan, Missouri, and Oklahoma and notes that USDA is making 32 awards total.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sep 21, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on a revision of an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The revisions include adding the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural reporting requirements and allowing for data collection beyond the current January 31, 2023, expiration date. The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation and report on how funds were used. Comments are due by October 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2022 - Describes investments in behavioral health integration to increase access to behavioral health services alongside other forms of healthcare, noting the release of a new roadmap for behavioral health integration that outlines policy solutions. Offers an overview of other past initiatives in the area of behavioral health access, including $13 million in funding for rural behavioral healthcare services.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 15, 2022 - Announces over $9 million in funding to support rental assistance for Native American veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Describes the scope of the funding and offers a list of awarded tribal governments and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sep 9, 2022 - Announces a $1 billion increase in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program Round 4 Funding to support rural broadband expansion. Describes the ReConnect Program and recent changes to eligibility guidelines, noting an application deadline of November 2, 2022.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture