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Resources by Topic: Capital funding

Investing in Opportunity: Fiscal Year 2016 Year in Review
Summary of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's achievements in 2016, increasing capital and financial services in urban, rural, and underserved areas, including funding for healthcare facilities. Features statistics on funding allocations, community investment, employment, and real estate.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
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USDA Rural Development: 2016 Progress Report
Highlights the investments U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has made to promote community and economic development in 2016, many of which impact the overall health and safety of rural Americans. Provides state-by-state statistics, funding totals for RD programs, and highlights a specific RD program from each state. Includes information on RD funding for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Western Pacific.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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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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Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities
Includes ideas to help federal and tribal policymakers improve capital and credit access in Native Communities and provides an informational baseline for stakeholders, to help provide a means to finance public sector projects such as healthcare facilities. Features statistics on topics including socioeconomic standing, housing, credit scores, and mortgage lending.
Author(s): Miriam Jorgensen
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Native Nations Institute
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Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign
Webinar, presented on December 3, 2015. Discusses importance of community activation, stakeholder outreach, and creation of a capital campaign case statement. Includes suggestions for tracking and sharing impact of a capital project.
Author(s): Rebecca Polan
Date: 12/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting
Webinar, presented on November 17, 2015. Discusses importance of capital budgeting, with suggestions for creating organizational budgets. Includes statistics on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid outlays projected through 2075, and healthcare costs as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product and per person expenditure.
Author(s): Terry Glasscock, Rick Breuer
Date: 11/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Are You Ready to Begin a Capital Project? A Guide, Toolkit and Resources for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Centers
Determines organizational readiness of Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics as they proceed through the process of developing capital projects, and helps them prevent any drawbacks due to an inadequate plan. The manual is divided into two major sections: Self-assessment provides tools to identify current capabilities and weaknesses that can be used as a starting point to build a capital project; and External Influences provides tools to examine patient population and the community’s demand for services and healthcare trends to ensure the capital project is responsive to current and future needs.
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Financing Capital Investments in Rural Health Care: A Resource Overview
Helps hospital administrators, board members, rural administrators, state associations, community lenders, and community leaders better understand and identify federally sponsored health care financing options.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Results of the Community Facilities Program FY 2009-2011
Describes projects that were funded through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program, which supports essential infrastructure and services for public use (including healthcare, education, public safety, and public services) in rural areas of 20,000 in population or less. Projects were granted in every state, plus Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and American Samoa.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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A Guide to Financing Strategies for Hospitals: With Special Consideration for Smaller Hospitals
Explores seven strategies that help hospitals achieve capital access. Discusses smaller organizations, such as rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and stand-alone community hospitals.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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