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News by Topic: Funding

Jul 22, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $100 million to 1,980 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to support COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts in medically underserved rural communities. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan and distributed through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 16, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding to address burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce. Over a three-year period, funding will aid healthcare providers in addressing workplace stress and demands exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on the needs in rural and underserved communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 15, 2021 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award 54 administrative supplements as cooperative agreements to existing Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) project grantees to further support activities in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SMP grantees work to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. The additional funding is intended to expand and enhance the virtual capacity of the existing SMP programs.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 15, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $144 million in American Rescue Plan funding to 102 HRSA Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs). Funds will help LALs mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and enhance healthcare services and infrastructure in underserved communities across the U.S.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 14, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offering further guidance on the administration of the Connected Care Pilot Program, including guidance on eligible services, competitive bidding, invoicing, and data reporting for selected participants, allowing selected Pilot Program participants to begin their Pilot projects. This rule is effective August 13, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 13, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provided $398 million in funding through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to 1,540 small rural hospitals. State Offices of Rural Health will distribute the funds to aid rural hospitals in expanding their COVID-19 testing capacity and mitigation efforts.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 9, 2021 - The application for the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) new Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) is open until July 22, 2021. The program will provide up to $250,000 in school loan repayment for eligible behavioral health clinicians, paraprofessionals, clinical support staff, and others trained in substance use disorder treatment in exchange for working full-time for six years at an approved facility.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Jul 9, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) revising regulations to streamline its procedures for Electric Program borrowers, including its loan application requirements, approval of construction work plans, contract bidding procedures, and contract approval procedures, among other procedures. This rule will also remove unnecessary sections of the regulations. This rule is effective September 7, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 7, 2021 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA's investment of $307 million in rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 34 states and Puerto Rico. Funding will help to replace lead pipes and service lines, and address barriers faced by communities of color, tribal communities, and people who live in rural America.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 6, 2021 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a series of webinars related to the Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. The webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high-quality grant applications. Information for each webinar and registration information will be published on the BroadbandUSA website. Pre-registration is required.
Source: Federal Register