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HRSA Announces Highest HIV Viral Suppression Rate in New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Client-Level Data Report
Dec 11, 2018 - Details a new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which found that patients who are HIV positive and receiving care through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were virally suppressed at 85.9% in 2017, which is a record level.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 46 States
Dec 4, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $1.2 billion through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 936,000 rural residents. This funding will assist 234 water and environmental infrastructure projects in 46 states.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Will These Big New Foundations Pay Attention to Rural America?
Dec 2, 2018 - Discusses the formation of three mega-conversion foundations serving Washington, New York state, and 18 counties in western North Carolina. All three have large rural footprints, and this author speculates to what extent their focus will be rural and about the challenges they may face.
Source: Inside Philanthropy
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Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Investment to Address the Opioid Epidemic in the United States
Nov 30, 2018 - Announces an initiative between Vital Strategies, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Johns Hopkins University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the CDC Foundation to help up to 10 states implement prevention and treatment efforts related to the opioid epidemic. Funded by $50 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this partnership is focused on identifying novel approaches and gaps in current treatment and prevention programs.
Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies
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USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities That Will Benefit More Than 761,000 Americans
Nov 28, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $291 million through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program to build or improve community infrastructure and essential services. This funding go towards 41 projects and impact 761,000 residents in 18 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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New Initiative Encourages Community-Generated Efforts to Prevent Domestic Violence
Nov 26, 2018 - Highlights a California program working to combat domestic violence among several high-risk populations, including Native Americans and rural residents. The approach will look at social determinants of health and the environmental factors that contribute to domestic violence.
Source: California Health Report
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Vermont's Home Health And Hospice Agencies Face Hit To Federal Funding
Nov 26, 2018 - Discusses new rules from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that change the qualifying criteria for supplementary payments to home health and hospice agencies that provide care in rural settings. The changes will result in significant funding cuts and will affect seven of the ten home health agencies in Vermont. In a state with one of the oldest population bases in the country, home health agencies provide services that are in high demand.
Source: VPR
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USDA: Rural Development Environmental Regulation for Rural Infrastructure Projects; Proposed Rule Federal Register
Nov 23, 2018 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) and its sub-agencies have issued a proposed rule to update the Environmental Policies and Procedures regulation to allow the agencies limited flexibility to obligate federal funds for infrastructure projects prior to completion of the environmental review, while ensuring full compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures prior to project construction and disbursement of any RD funding. This proposed rule is being filed concurrently with a direct final rule on the same action as the Agency considers this a non-controversial action and does not anticipate any adverse comments. Comments are due by December 24, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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USDA: Rural Development Environmental Regulation for Rural Infrastructure Projects; Rule Federal Register
Nov 23, 2018 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) and its sub-agencies have issued a final rule to update the Environmental Policies and Procedures regulation to allow the agencies limited flexibility to obligate federal funds for infrastructure projects prior to completion of the environmental review, while ensuring full compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures prior to project construction and disbursement of any RD funding. The rule is being filed concurrently with a proposed rule on the same action and is effective January 7, 2019, unless significant adverse comments are received before the deadline of December 24, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Rural Innovation Initiative Aims to Help Small Towns Get Funding for Remote Work Spaces
Nov 16, 2018 - Highlights a program created by a Vermont nonprofit and supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist rural areas in building local remote work spaces and in creating digital skills training programs. This program aims to be a bridge to help rural communities around the country connect to national sources of capital, entrepreneurial advice, and funding opportunities.
Source: Venture Beat
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