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HRSA: Supplemental Award to the National Network for Oral Health Access Federal Register
Nov 21, 2017 - Announces a $250,000 supplement to the HRSA-funded National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) cooperative agreement. The supplement will fund demonstration projects aimed at improving the integration of oral health competencies among non-dental healthcare providers in health center settings, focusing on services for pregnant women and children.
Source: Federal Register
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RUS: Announcement of Loan Application Procedures, and Deadlines for the Rural Energy Savings Program Federal Register
Nov 20, 2017 - The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is requesting letters of intent and loan applications under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Loans through the RESP are designed to help rural families and small businesses implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Approximately $8 million was appropriated for use through September 30, 2018. Letters of intent must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 19, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas
Nov 17, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that in fiscal year 2017 they provided more than $1 billion to improve access to healthcare services in rural communities. The USDA offered direct loans to 97 rural healthcare projects in 41 states through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
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USDA Helps Rural Communities Thrive With Health, Safety Outreach
Nov 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that it would be supporting health education projects for individuals and families in rural areas through the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program. These grants were awarded to extension agents and land-grant universities in nine states with a focus on prevention and reduction of opioid abuse and chronic disease prevention and management.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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USDA Invests in Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved and Underserved Rural Areas
Nov 6, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $200 million to expand broadband infrastructure to unserved and underserved rural communities. These awards, financed through the USDA's Telecommunications Program, will fund projects in West Virginia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
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HHS Announces New Efforts to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs
Nov 3, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a $10 million effort to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates. This research and evaluation collaboration seeks to use data-driven approaches to achieve healthier outcomes for youth.
Source: Administration for Children and Families
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USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure
Nov 2, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing $2.5 billion in loans to support rural electric infrastructure improvements in 27 states through the USDA Rural Development's Electric Program.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
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Joining the Battle Against Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
Oct 31, 2017 - Blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Director Gopal Khanna discussing the agency's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, including expanding access to treatment through the work of five grantees in Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Details the work being done by these grantees as well as tools and resources collected by the AHRQ to help with the implementation of medication-assisted treatment in primary care settings.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Blog
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HHS, SAMHSA to Maintain Funding Formula for $1B Opioid Grant Program
Oct 30, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that they will maintain the Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grant funding allocation formula for the second year of the program. This program expands access to evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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HHS: Removing Barriers for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations To Participate in HHS Programs and Receive Public Funding Federal Register
Oct 25, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks input from faith-based organizations and other interested parties on how to identify and remove regulatory or other barriers that restrict these institutions from participating in HHS-funded and/or regulated programs. Comments regarding potential changes that may help HHS strengthen its relationships with faith-based institutions, thereby improving HHS's ability to deliver quality services, must be submitted by November 24, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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