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SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $10.8 Million for the Providers Clinical Support System – Universities Program
Jun 4, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $10.8 million over three years to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 24 grantees through the Providers Clinical Support System - Universities grant program to ensure that students in the medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner fields fulfill the training requirements to obtain a Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Senate Bill Seeks To Help Farmers Obtain Mental Health Services
Jun 4, 2018 - Details a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate aiming to improve access to mental health services and financial help in an effort to reduce rural suicide, with a focus on farmers and ranchers. The bill would attempt to strengthen networks like hotlines and suicide prevention programs by channeling $10 million in competitive grants to nonprofits, state extension offices, or state departments of agriculture.
Source: KUNC
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ACF: Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2017 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Federal Register
Jun 1, 2018 - Notice from the Administration for Children and Families of the preliminary determination that funds from the FY 2017 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2018 direct LIHEAP grants. Includes a table with reallotment assignments by grantee name. Comments on the reallotment are due by July 2, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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National Funders Say They Hope Rural Groups Apply for $10 Million Challenge
Jun 1, 2018 - The Communities Thrive Challenge, a project of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will award up to $1 million each to 10 organizations that are improving local economies and creating financial stability for families. The creators of this initiative designed the application process to help identify new kinds of grantees, including underfunded rural organizations.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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USDA Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands
May 31, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a pilot program partnering with two Native Community Development Financial Institutions (NCDFIs) to increase home ownership opportunities on Tribal lands. These NCDFIs will re-lend $800,000 each, provided through the Single Family Housing Direct Loan program, to eligible home buyers for mortgages on North and South Dakota tribal trust lands.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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RBS: Inviting Applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants Federal Register
May 30, 2018 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The RCDG program awards grants up to $200,000 to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Paper applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2018, and electronic applications must be received by July 24, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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RBS: Inviting Applications for Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grants Federal Register
May 30, 2018 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) Program. The SDGG Program seeks to improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas by providing technical assistance through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. Paper applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2018, and electronic applications must be received by July 24, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA Announces $196 Million Funding Opportunity for Opioid Treatment Grants to Hardest-Hit States and Tribes
May 30, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for $196 million to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services for people with opioid use disorder. This funding is through the Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction grant program.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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RUS: Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees Federal Register
May 24, 2018 - Correction to a link in the final rule from the USDA's Rural Utilities Service to amended regulations for its Policy on Audits to incorporate 2011 revisions to the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) adopted by the USDA on December 26, 2014. This rule also expands regulations to include grant recipients, amend its peer review requirements, reporting requirements, and other audit requirements. The rule will become effective on July 6, 2018 and is applicable for financial audits for period ending on or after December 15, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $95.9 Million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants
May 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $95.9 million over the next two years through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants in order to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 25 grantees with up to $2 million per year for up to two years.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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