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Treasury Department: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; Request for Public Comment Announcement Type: Notice and Request for Public Comment Federal Register
Mar 12, 2019 - The U.S. Department of the Treasury requests comments on optional questions on the Financial Assistance Application for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program). The optional questions would address financial assistance for Persistent Poverty Counties, Healthy Food Financing Initiative, and Disability Funds. Comments are due May 13, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
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U.S. Department of Labor Provides National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis in Missouri
Mar 8, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Labor announced an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Missouri Division of Workforce Development to provide disaster relief jobs and employment services. The grant will provide eligible participants with disaster-relief employment in jobs addressing the impacts of the opioid crisis.
Source: Department of Labor
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Wireline Competition Bureau Announces E-Rate and RHC Programs’ Inflation-Based Caps for Funding Year 2019
Mar 8, 2019 - Announcement from the Federal Communications Commission announcing inflation-based caps for funding year 2019 for the E-Rate and Rural Health Care (RHC) programs. The RHC Program funding cap for year 2019 is $593,782,000, which is a 2.2% inflation-adjusted increase.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation Grants
Mar 7, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation grants. Approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each are available to networks and/or consortia to enhance substance use disorder service delivery in high-risk rural communities.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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FCC: Connect America Fund; Universal Service Reform-Mobility Fund Federal Register
Mar 6, 2019 - Notice of ruling from the Federal Communications Commission finalizing the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) challenge process procedures and speed test measurement timeline needed to challenge an area that was previously deemed ineligible for MF-II support. MF-II support is intended to provide support to mobile providers in geographic areas lacking unsubsidized 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, primarily rural areas.
Source: Federal Register
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USDA: Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Federal Register
Mar 6, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) requests comments on the "Application Reference Letter" form used to obtain credit history information that may not be listed on a credit report as part of the determination of creditworthiness for Section 502 and 504 applicant credit/financing. Comments are due May 6, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
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USDA: Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Federal Register
Mar 6, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) requests comments on "Preloan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications Program," used to make loan decisions under the Rural Electrification Act. Comments are due May 6, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
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Trump Aims to Stem Vet Suicide with Outreach, Local Grants
Mar 5, 2019 - Details an executive order signed by President Trump aimed at reducing veteran suicides. The order creates a Cabinet-level task force that will seek to develop a national roadmap for suicide prevention and urges outreach by awarding grants to community programs.
Source: Boston.com
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MU Awarded $10 Million to Create National Center for Rural School Mental Health
Feb 28, 2019 - The University of Missouri will be establishing a National Center for Rural School Mental Health, which will give rural educators and administrators in Missouri, Virginia, and Montana access to scientific research that can help improve student outcomes through an online data and training system.
Source: University of Missouri News Bureau
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USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Finance Smart Grid Technologies
Feb 28, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the investment of $122 million through the Electric Loan Program to expand and update rural electric systems in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. More then $7 million will finance smart grid technologies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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