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Rural Health
News by Topic: Poverty

Sep 10, 2021 - Announcement of a funding opportunity for the Capital Magnet Fund, sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to provide financial assistance grants to CDFIs and other qualified nonprofit organizations that develop and manage affordable housing for low-income families. The deadline to contact program staff is November 4, 2021. Applications are due by November 9, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 25, 2021 - Reports on an increase to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit of, on average, $36.24 per person, per month. Notes that in 2012-2016, 16% of rural households were enrolled in SNAP, and points out the significant percentage of persistent-poverty counties that are nonmetro. Discusses SNAP's economic impacts and the importance of food security to health and nutrition.
Source: The Daily Yonder