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May 26, 2020 - The Federal Transit Administration announces a funding opportunity and solicitation for project proposals for the Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program. The program is intended to demonstration and evaluate innovative maintenance strategies for public transit assets. Applications are due July 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 26, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for a cooperative agreement for the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Program. Through this program, IHS seeks to provide outreach and education to American Indian and Alaska Native populations with a focus on improving Indian healthcare, promoting awareness, visibility, advocacy, training, technical assistance, and education efforts. Applications are due by June 29, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 22, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced payments of $500 million to the Indian Health Service (IHS) including tribal hospitals and clinics, to support the tribal response to COVID-19.
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
May 22, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has begun distributing relief funds to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to aid in supporting COVID-19 response efforts. Funds may help nursing facilities address critical needs such as labor, testing capacity, personal protective equipment, and other related expenses.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 22, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has issued an interim final rule to update the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program to allow flexibility to obligate federal funds for guaranteed loans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule is effective May 22, 2020 and applications will be accepted through June 22, 2020 or until funds are expended. Comments on the rule are due by June 22, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 22, 2020 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Also announced that agricultural producers not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under the USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 22, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will help agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The USDA would like information about additional commodities that could be included in CFAP. Comments on additional commodities should be received by June 22, 2020 and comments pertaining to the Paperwork Reduction Act by July 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 21, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it is partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to promote the use of the $50 million in CARES Act funding to help address the digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was distributed to states and territories through State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) and through grants to libraries and museums.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
May 21, 2020 - The Rural Housing Service (RHS) has issued a correction to the April 21, 2020 notice regarding requests for deferrals of loan payments for the Community Facilities program. On page 22009, in the DATES section, "May 12, 2020" should read "April 21, 2020".
Source: Federal Register
May 21, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Secretary of Agriculture that implements the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide direct payments to producers of eligible commodities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule includes information on eligibility requirements, payment calculations and application procedures.
Source: Federal Register