Skip to main content

Rural Health
News by Topic: Funding

Oct 22, 2021 - Announces funding of up to $1.15 billion through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program to expand broadband availability in rural areas through loans and grants. Addresses ReConnect Program eligibility and additional investments in rural distance learning and telemedicine projects.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oct 20, 2021 - Announces $554 million in funding to support broadband deployment to over 180,000 locations in 19 states. Describes the bidding and notification process and lists states where broadband deployment was funded.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Oct 20, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation, as well as to report on how funds were used. Comments are due by November 19, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 18, 2021 - Reports on CMS funding to organizations in Alabama, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington to implement the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model in order to develop telehealth and other rural services through an accountable care organization (ACO) model. Discusses the CHART model's efforts to increase financial stability for providers and reduce regulatory burden.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Oct 18, 2021 - Announces $7.7 million in funding to expand the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) among 10 tribes and tribal organizations. Describes the training activities of CHAP and offers a list of funding recipients.
Source: Indian Health Service
Oct 15, 2021 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to provide application requirements for funding reserved under the Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) priority program. USDA is implementing SECD in fiscal year 2021 through reserving funds from the covered program and is giving priority to projects assisting rural communities recover economically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly disadvantaged communities; ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to USDA-Rural Development programs and benefits from Rural Development funded projects; and reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 14, 2021 - Announces $272 million in funding for rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement in 37 states and Puerto Rico through the United States Department of Agriculture's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Highlights examples of funded projects and impacts of the funded programs.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oct 14, 2021 - Announces $100 million in funding to support the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), which aids in state recruitment of healthcare professionals in underserved areas. Notes that the funding amount is a fivefold increase to the program and that the funding includes flexibilities related to cost-sharing and administrative costs.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Oct 13, 2021 - Announces funding for research that focuses on health disparities among underserved rural populations, racial and ethnic minority populations, socioeconomic disadvantaged groups, and sexual and gender minorities through the National Institutes of Health. Describes examples of innovative interventions, including community-based telehealth initiatives to support physical and mental health and a school-based telehealth model to offer preventative care to rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged children.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Oct 12, 2021 - Describes the DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program, which is open to applications from Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that employ buprenorphine-waivered providers, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services