Feb 2, 2023 - Announces new actions that will build on the work done in the first year of the reignited Cancer Moonshot, drawing us closer to ending cancer as we know it today. Priority areas include closing the screening gap, understanding and addressing environmental exposure, decreasing the impact of preventable cancers, bringing cutting-edge research through the pipeline to patients and communities, and supporting patients and caregivers.
Feb 2, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide a total of nearly $315 million in grants to help communities provide housing and supportive services to people in unsheltered settings and rural people experiencing homelessness. Communities were asked to develop a comprehensive approach involving coordination with healthcare providers, other housing agencies such as public housing authorities, and people with lived experience.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Feb 1, 2023 - Announces that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is committing over $30 million in new funding to provide digital services for approximately 75,000 students across the country, including students in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Nevada. This funding can be used to support off-campus learning, such as homework.
Feb 1, 2023 - On January 26, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order strengthening the procedures for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program. Includes rule changes, potential future rule changes, and other action taken.
Feb 1, 2023 - Notice of final rule with comment period from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) revise the Section 306C Water and Waste Disposal (WWD) Loans and Grants program regulations. These revisions are being made to to implement changes recommended by the May 15, 2018, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Report, "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Agency Needs Assessment and Coordination on Tribal Projects." This final rule also implements other changes to clarify terminology and policies, update scoring criteria, and allow the program to run more efficiently. This rule is effective May 2, 2023. Comments are due by April 3, 2023.
Jan 31, 2023 - Announces that the New York State Education Department is accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Food Service Program, open to schools, government agencies, nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, Indian tribal territories, migrant programs, and camps. Last year, 470 organizations served meals to young people at more than 2,500 locations across the state.
Jan 31, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program will provide nearly $8 million in investments that will improve healthcare and water infrastructure in rural Louisiana. The funds will be used to buy medical supplies including telehealth equipment, and help rural communities obtain the technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems.
Jan 31, 2023 - The Virginia Consortium to Advance Healthcare in Appalachia will use $5.1 million in federal grant money to launch or expand several innovative programs to improve access to care in southwestern Virginia. The effort is aimed at tackling health inequity, improving rural healthcare, and expanding evidence-based models in telehealth for underserved communities.
Jan 30, 2023 - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the introduction and progress of legislation creating a fund to promote rural health care delivery in underserved areas of New Mexico. The fund will support newly constructed facilities and providers that offer new or expanded health care services in counties with fewer than 100,000 residents, by defraying operating losses for up to five years.
Jan 30, 2023 - Programs and services at many Nebraska hospitals have been cut due to lack of funding, and the president of the Nebraska Hospital Association says 5-7 rural hospitals are on the brink of closure. Highlights issues related to Medicaid reimbursement.