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Resources by Topic: Capital funding

Capital Project Financing Sources for Rural Health Centers
Recording of a June 2021 webinar discussing financing sources available to rural health centers for capital projects, including the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program and New Markets Tax Credits, among others. Profiles El Dorado Community Health Center, a rural health center in California that completed a capital development project. Free registration is required to access the webinar recording.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Capital Link
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Asset-Based Thinking: Q&A with Graham Adams
An interview with Graham Adams of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH). Discusses the work SCORH is doing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also describes a collaboration with the South Carolina Rural Innovation Network to improve job training and keep jobs in rural communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2020 NACo Legislative Conference: Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs
Audio recording of National Association of Counties (NACo) panel discussion presented on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, describing ways in which counties can access USDA funding programs. Topics include rural electric cooperatives, rural telecommunications, and rural water and wastewater systems. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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CDFIs 'Make Dreams Come True' by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces
Describes the role that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can play in helping rural areas gain access to flexible financing options to support rural health projects. Highlights how the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Healthcare Georgia Foundation work with CDFIs to help address rural health concerns. Also features a CDFI recipient of Uplift America, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, that has helped support a health professions high school.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants
Describes the Community Facilities Direct Loan program, designed to help develop essential community facilities located in rural areas to serve rural people. Provides an overview of the program and includes information on eligibility determination, the pre-application process, the application process and underwriting, and closings and construction.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Community Health Center Financing: The Role of Medicaid and Section 330 Grant Funding Explained
Describes the two main sources of funds, Medicaid and Section 330 grant funding, that enable community health centers (CHCs) to provide healthcare services for underserved rural and urban populations in the U.S. Discusses Medicaid's special payment rules for CHCs, the role of Section 330 funding, and the expansion of CHCs s due to funding increases.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Jennifer Tolbert
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Health Care Capital Expenditures in Minnesota - A Data Short Take
Provides an overview of healthcare expenditures in Minnesota. Includes information on spending by commitment size, provider type, and project type. Covers capital expenditures data by distribution and type of service for rural and urban areas in Minnesota from 2007 through 2016.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Economics Program Minnesota Department of Health
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Leveraging Private Capital For Underserved Communities and Individuals: A Look Into Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
Recording of a U.S. House hearing on the role of private community development financial institutions in rural and underserved communities. Addresses how they support economic development, health facility expansions, access to healthy foods, and more. Includes testimony from United Bank, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, the Center for Community Investment, and IFF.
Additional links: Annie Donovan Testimony, Joe Neri Testimony
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Appropriations
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Map to Prosperity
Discusses the potential of broadband's effects on the rural economy, especially for farming operations and small businesses. Describes broadband access in rural areas. Includes rural versus urban comparisons for rural broadband access and funding and technical assistance programs to increase broadband adoption.
Author(s): Johnathan Hladik
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review
Examines progress in Native Communities' access to capital since 2001, and summarizes capital and credit access for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments. Features statistics related to credit scores, loans, and startup capital.
Author(s): Miriam Jorgensen, Randall K.Q. Akee
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Native Nations Institute
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