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News by Topic: Funding

Aug 13, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $371 million to build and improve electric infrastructure in rural communities across 11 states. The Electric Loan Program will provide funding for 10 projects, including investments in smart grid technology.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aug 12, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to expand the use of electronic health information via health information exchanges (HIEs) to support state and local public health agencies. $2.5 million will be awarded to five recipients under the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange (STAR HIE) Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 11, 2020 - The Trump Administration announced new funding opportunities that will increase access to and improve the quality of the rural healthcare system. The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model allows providers two options for participation: The Community Transformation Track will provide $75 million in seed money to 15 rural communities, and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Transformation Track, where providers enter two-sided risk arrangements as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and may use all waivers available in the MSSP program.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Aug 10, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that certain Medicare providers may apply to receive additional Provider Relief Fund payments until August 28, 2020. Includes information on eligibility to receive Phase 2 General Distribution Funding; eligible providers will only receive funding of up to 2 percent of their reported total revenue from patient care.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 6, 2020 - The Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $101 million to 116 organizations in 42 states to combat substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD). $89 million of the funding will benefit 89 rural organizations as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation).
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 4, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $462 million to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in rural America. 161 projects will benefit from this funding provided by the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aug 2, 2020 - Rural households face unique challenges in responding to the 2020 Census and the Census Bureau wants community organizations and leaders to promote participation in hard-to-reach rural areas. Includes a map comparing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties to the national response rate.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jul 31, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the deadline for Phase 2 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers. The extension includes allowing certain Medicare providers who experienced challenges in the Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution application period a second opportunity at funding. Both groups have until August 28, 2020 to submit applications.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 30, 2020 - Provides an overview of a report released prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, that found rural counties and counties in the Southeast as some of the most disadvantaged in the country. Discusses how philanthropy can help to address these disparities, highlights strategic efforts to invest in the South during COVID-19.
Source: PhilanthropywoRx
Jul 30, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for negotiation cooperative agreements for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). Negotiation cooperative agreements provide tribes with resources to help cover costs associated with preparing for and participating in TSGP negotiations. Applications are due by November 12, 2020.
Source: Federal Register