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Rural Health
News by Topic: Funding

May 13, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $82 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 20 states. The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program will allow communities with less than 10,000 residents to invest in drinking water, waste disposal, and stormwater drainage systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 9, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration's cycle for the 2019 National Health Service Corp New Site Application is open and has expanded eligibility to include facilities that provide general substance use disorder treatment, medication assisted treatment, and/or opioid treatment services. Applications are due by May 30, 2019.
Source: HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce
May 9, 2019 - Summarizes the work and findings of the Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project (RPAP) team. Addresses the rural philanthropic landscape, examples of rural philanthropic strategies, effective cultural and tactical elements, and recommendations for regional and national funders.
Source: Campbell University Blog
May 8, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Facilities Direct Loan Program is helping essential rural community facilities in 13 states and Puerto Rico. Investments include infrastructure loans for a community health clinic in Alaska and funding for a fire and rescue vehicle in North Carolina.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 2, 2019 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) requests comments on an extension of a currently approved information collection related to the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program. Comments are due July 1.
Source: Federal Register
May 2, 2019 - Shares lessons learned about building opportunity and equity in rural communities and highlights a call for proposals from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a Rural Learning and Coordinating Center.
Source: Culture of Health Blog
May 1, 2019 - A community dental clinic in rural Maine received a Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan to help them purchase a larger facility to better serve their patients from the 11 surrounding counties. The small number of dentists in the state and their wide geographic distribution makes it difficult for Maine residents to access dental care.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 1, 2019 - A newspaper from rural Durango, Colorado worked with their community on a grant application to create a resource addressing youth suicide. Their community partnerships helped shape the resource and create additional community connections.
Source: The Rural Blog
Apr 29, 2019 - The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is now accepting applications for its community grant program, which will support rural telecommunications, economic development, education, arts, and tourism. Healthcare organizations are eligible to apply.
Source: NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association
Apr 29, 2019 - NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association is releasing a Smart Rural Communities recognition and award program. Smart Rural Communities will promote the role of rural broadband in healthcare, economic development, education, and energy distribution.
Source: NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association