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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Funding

Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources: A Guide for Rural Communities
Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) programs and services for rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disasters, as well as programs that support long-term planning and recovery efforts. Includes information on technical assistance providers to help rural planning and recovery efforts. Highlights examples of how three rural communities used USDA RD programs to aid their recovery.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal
Recording of a September 2, 2021, webinar on the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) program. Provides an overview of the PRF program. Discusses reporting requirements and time periods, methodology for calculating lost revenues, and considerations for Rural Health Clinics. Includes answers to frequently asked questions. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Tracking COVID-19 Relief for Human Services and Education Programs
An overview of steps the federal government has taken to implement new resources and administrative changes through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act; and the American Rescue Plan Act. Includes information on programs for food security, care of older people, education, economic impact payments, and tax credits.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Outlines the funding allocated in the CARES Act to hospitals and healthcare providers for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19. Includes an overview of the specific allocations for rural providers and the Indian Health Service. Provides links to the terms and conditions and payment allocation methodologies for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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National Academy for State Health Policy: COVID-19 State Action Center
Examples of how states are responding to COVID-19 with initiatives addressing vaccination, health services delivery, data collection, and other issues.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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COVID-19 Recovery Clearinghouse
Resources and information to help counties and the hospitals and public health departments they support address COVID-19. Includes information on federal and state funding, vaccination distribution, and more.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Philanthropic Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Provides an overview of philanthropic activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a list of funding related to COVID-19, an analysis of who is providing and receiving grants, and news regarding funding for the COVID-19 response.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
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IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses vaccination, testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Grants Management 101 for RHC Vaccine Confidence Program
Recording of an August 25, 2021, webinar for Rural Health Clinics that received funding through the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) program. Covers strategies and tools for successful grant management and reporting.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Association of Rural Health Clinics, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Federally Supported Projects and Programs for Wastewater, Drinking Water, and Water Supply Infrastructure
Provides an overview of federally-funded water infrastructure projects, including those in rural areas, as well as programs that provide communities support for these types of projects and related activities. Includes information on the federal cost-share, average amount of assistance, fiscal year 2021 funding level, and fiscal year 2022 funding request for each program.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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