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Jun 30, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announcing the availability of up to $4 million in competitive cooperative agreement funds for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). RPIC provides grants for organizations to provide planning and implementation technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking, the process of creating quality places where people want to live, work, and play. Applications are due August 15, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 30, 2022 - Announces $13 million in funding through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to support rural water infrastructure and economic development in rural communities, colonias, and tribal communities. Describes examples of funded projects in California, North Dakota, and Kentucky.
Source: USDA Rural Development
Jun 24, 2022 - Announces up to $18 million in funding to support technical assistance for rural, small, and tribal municipalities to aid with wastewater infrastructure improvements. Offers an overview of the aims of the initiative and the areas to be supported through technical assistance.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jun 24, 2022 - Discusses U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) programs that will participate in the federal Justice40 initiative to address environmental justice issues, climate change, and relief for underserved populations. Offers an overview of 13 programs that will participate in the project, including rural and tribal programs.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 17, 2022 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) on July 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The CEDC makes recommendations to the FCC on advancing equity in the provision of and access to digital communication services and products. The agenda will include a report from each of the CEDC working groups.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 8, 2022 - Announces proposed rules for collecting data on price and subscription rates of internet service offerings received by households enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, to comply with a mandate in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
May 31, 2022 - Announces the launch of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook, which offers guidance on over $13 billion in funding available to tribal communities. Describes major funding streams in the infrastructure law targeting drinking water and sanitation, transportation, climate adaptation, and more.
Source: The White House
May 31, 2022 - Announces the allocation of $700 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to support the construction of water and sanitation infrastructure in tribal communities. Discusses the tiers of the project and allocations to construction costs, salaries and expenses, and other costs.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 25, 2022 - Announces the launch of an interactive toolkit developed by the USDA and the University of Kentucky's Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky that offers assessments, examples, and resources to support rural placemaking. Describes the background of the cooperative project, which addresses health, housing, transportation, broadband, and more.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 11, 2022 - Announces the launch of a resource guide to support rural community organizations as they access funding and resources from the USDA and the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Describes the guide's focus areas in planning and technical assistance, infrastructure and broadband, entrepreneurship and business support, and workforce development and livability.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture