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Rural Health
News by Topic: Infrastructure

Aug 4, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $462 million to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in rural America. 161 projects will benefit from this funding provided by the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 20, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comment on a national survey to assess local government policy and practices that support healthy eating and active living in their communities. Comments on the Community-Based Survey of Supports for Healthy Eating and Active Living (CBS HEAL) are due by September 18, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 20, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on information collected during the Community Facility Loan program application process. Comments are due August 19, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 15, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $153 million to build and improve critical rural community facilities in 23 states. Funding will be provided through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program and benefit nearly 2 million rural residents.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 1, 2020 - The director of the Small Town Center at Mississippi State University highlights small cities in Mississippi that are adapting during the coronavirus pandemic to keep their communities active and vibrant. Small towns have begun investing in sidewalks, bike paths, and parks to promote an active lifestyle; buying directly from local farmers; and promoting in-state tourism as a means to support local economies.
Source: The Conversation
Jun 22, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its investment of $1.6 billion to build and improve rural infrastructure in 21 states. The USDA is providing loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities through the Electric Loan Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture