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Resources by Topic: Capital funding

Map to Prosperity
Discusses the potential of broadband's affects 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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A Year of Impact: Fiscal Year 2017 Year in Review
Summary of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's achievements in 2017, 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: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
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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.
Author(s): Capital Link
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 healthcare financing options.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Access to Capital - Rural Hospital
January 2013 webinar, presented by Hal Fudge, MidFirst Bank, and Darin Simmons, HIT Research Center. Provides an overview of how to prepare a rural or Critical Access Hospital to apply for a capital loan program. Specifically discusses loans for electronic health record (EHR) equipment and upgrades.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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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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