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Resources by Topic: Infrastructure

Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America
Presents a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on broadband access in rural communities. Features testimony from representatives of Mescalero Apache Telecom, Golden West Telecommunications, Cheyenne River Sioux Telephone Authority, and U.S. Cellular Corp.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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FLH Office of Tribal Transportation Program Delivery Guide - 2018
Highlights a guide for tribal communities entering into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Outlines the roles and responsibilities of tribes and the FHWA in the implementation of a Tribal Transportation Program Agreement (TTPA).
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Highway Administration
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One Year after the Storms: Recovery and Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Issue brief describing status of the recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, following the September 2017 hurricanes. Draws on public reports and interviews conducted in July and September 2018 and earlier work focusing on the territories' status 6 months after the storms.
Author(s): Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz, Samantha Artiga, Barbara Lyons
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Designing for Rural Bicyclist Safety
Webinar recording discusses biking as a viable transportation option for rural communities and what can be done to make biking in rural areas safer and less stressful. Highlights the ways rural bikers navigate their communities.
Additional links: Webinar Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 08/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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Much More Than Money — The Impact of Small Rural Foundations
Blog post describing 5 ways in which small foundations in rural areas leverage non-financial assets to improve their communities.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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Addressing Health and Health Care Needs in the United States-Mexico Border Region
Policy position brief describing geography and demographics of the border region, population health and health care issues, factors contributing to the crisis, public policy implications, and suggestions for addressing needs. Comprises Executive Summary and Full Report.
Author(s): Brian Lady, Carrie Henning-Smith, Susan Kunz
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Agency Needs Assessment and Coordination on Tribal Projects
Presents a report on the state of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on tribal lands. Features recommendations for the Indian Health Service and the USDA to address these needs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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FY 2019 Budget Hearing--Investments in Our Health Workforce and Rural Communities
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations hearing on investments in health workforce programs, initiatives supporting infrastructure in rural communities, and response to the opioid epidemic. The hearing begins at the 11:30 point in the video.
Author(s): Tom Morris, Luis Padilla
Date: 04/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Sixth Report to Congress
Describes the results of the 2015 drinking water infrastructure needs survey and assessment at the national and state level. Includes information and statistics describing small water systems serving populations of 3,300 or fewer and addresses the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Village water systems.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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National Trends in Drinking Water Quality Violations
Explores the extent and severity of drinking water quality violations in the United States and identifies characteristics of water systems and communities where violations have occurred. Includes county-level maps with shadings showing prevalence of violations and a chart showing violations per water system from 1982-2015, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, high-income rural, and low-income rural locations.
Author(s): Maura Allaire, Haowei Wu, Upmanu Lall
Citation: PNAS, 15(9), 2078-2083
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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