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News by Topic: Funding

Oct 23, 2020 - Notice from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) confirming the April 2, 2020 final rule establishing the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) and responding to comments on the final rule.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 22, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the latest Provider Relief Fund (PRF) application period has been expanded to include provider applicants such as residential treatment facilities, chiropractors, and eye and vision providers that have not yet received distributions. Applications for Phase 3 funding will be accepted until November 6, 2020.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 19, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule from the Small Business Administration revising the previous interim final rules for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Provides additional guidance concerning the forgiveness and loan review processes for PPP loans of $50,000 or less and, for PPP loans of all sizes, lender responsibilities with respect to the review of borrower documentation of eligible costs for forgiveness in excess of a borrower's PPP loan amount. This interim final rule is effective October 14, 2020. Comments are due by November 18, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 16, 2020 - The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) launched the online portal to collect official data for the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) COVID-19 Testing Program. All RHCs that received money from the program are required to report through this portal, which requests basic data regarding COVID-19.
Source: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
Oct 16, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects (COIPP). This program will support Tribal and Urban Indian communities in their effort to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services to address the impact of the opioid crisis within their communities. Applications are due by December 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 15, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (NRSA) announced $500 million in awards to support, recruit, and retain health professionals and students through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps, and other workforce development programs. Includes a list of HRSA programs and the funding awarded in fiscal year 2020.
Oct 14, 2020 - The Rural Health Value Team is hosting a virtual discussion on October 28, 2020 to identify opportunities, questions, and potential next steps for organizations interested in the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Community Transformation Track funding opportunity released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI).
Source: Rural Health Value
Oct 13, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced 386 applicants that are qualified to bid in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. Qualified bidders will compete to receive up to $16 billion over ten years to provide broadband to wholly unserved areas. Bidding begins on October 29, 2020.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Oct 13, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of over $34 million to be awarded under the IHS Loan Repayment Program for health professional education loans. Applications will be evaluated monthly starting February 15, 2021 until the final submission deadline of August 15, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 9, 2020 - Discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted internet use and describes challenges to funding broadband and broadband-related projects. Includes a list of 15 federal agencies that fund these projects and how these funds can be used to address the lack of broadband access in rural areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder