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Jan 21, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has taken actions to help rural communities and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Provides a list of opportunities for immediate relief, including the Rural Housing, Rural Utilities, and Rural Business-Cooperative Services. Items with an asterisk are new or updated as of January 21, 2021.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 20, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking grant applications through the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program. Grants will be awarded to organizations that will use the funding for projects to improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development in rural areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 19, 2021 - Notice of proposed rule from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that would amend certain regulatory provisions in order to allow faith-based organizations to participate in SBA business loan and disaster assistance programs. Comments are due by February 18, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 19, 2021 - Notice of a final rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that amending regulations to provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide a second round of direct payments to producers of eligible commodities who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule includes information on eligibility requirements, payment calculations and application procedures. This rule is effective January 19, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 15, 2021 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an initial set of 14 pilot projects in 11 states that have been selected for the Connected Care Pilot Program. Funding of $100 million over a three-year period will provide connected care services, with a particular emphasis on providing care to low-income and veteran patients in both rural and urban areas.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Jan 15, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced it will be amending the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF) due to the recent passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. PRF recipients may begin registering for gateway access to the Reporting Portal, but will not have to submit reporting requirements on their use of funds until a later date.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 15, 2021 - Notice from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service making corrections to the November 25, 2020 notice of solicitation of applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Source: Federal Register
Jan 14, 2021 - The Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced an additional 29 of the 2.5 GHz band spectrum license applications received as part of the Rural Tribal Priority Window have passed initial review and have been accepted for filing. Successful applicants will receive licenses for broadband spectrum which can help serve rural tribal communities with internet and wireless services.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Jan 14, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is accepting proposals from eligible Tribal Organizations to participate in a self-determination demonstration project to purchase agricultural commodities through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Proposals are due by March 15, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 14, 2021 - Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Small Business Administration (SBA) allowing new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers flexibility in choosing 2019 or 2020 as the base period to calculate maximum loan amounts. This interim final rule also consolidates and restates interim final rules regarding borrower eligibility, lender eligibility, and PPP application and origination requirements for new PPP loans. This interim final rule is effective January 12, 2021. Comments are due by February 16, 2021.
Source: Federal Register