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Resources by Topic: Infrastructure

Planning for Success and Security – Providing Assistance Without a Back-Up Plan Puts Everyone at Risk
Discusses the importance of keeping operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals up-to-date and accessible to avoid public health emergencies such as faulty operations of a water treatment plant. Offers suggestions for development of O&M manuals.
Author(s): Kathy Rodgers
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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#RuralTalks Broadband and Infrastructure Highlights
A video compilation of clip highlights from the May 2022 #RuralTalks Broadband and Infrastructure Seminar. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, broadband, access, and infrastructure issues.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural LISC
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook: A Roadmap for Delivering Opportunity and Investments in Indian Country
Provides an overview of tribal-specific funding opportunities created by the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, offering guidance to help tribal governments and communities identify programs and sources of funds and determine eligibility for other programs. Outlines tribal set asides by program and other infrastructure funding opportunities that are not tribal-specific.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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A Playbook for New Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investment
Provides information for healthcare organizations looking to collaborate with local community and economic stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens. Includes case studies of multisector partnerships in rural areas that focus on upstream interventions, such as strengthening economic support, supporting local control, strengthening infrastructure to support healthcare access, and increasing resources.
Author(s): Ruth Thomas-Squance, Ashley Hernandez, Colleen Flynn, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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Stronger Together: Federal Funding and Planning Strategies Designed to Promote Sustainable Economic Development in Rural America
Resource guide offering information for rural communities on planning and technical assistance, infrastructure and broadband expansion, entrepreneurship and business assistance, and workforce development and livability. Covers the purpose, eligibility, application process, and contact information for programs from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and USDA Rural Development in each of these areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Economic Development Administration, USDA Rural Development
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Broadband Availability Challenges
Fact sheet describing challenges to broadband availability and local efforts to provide short-term solutions. Discusses funding and strategies to expand broadband at the local and national levels.
Additional links: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Broadband Access Challenges
Fact sheet highlighting barriers to broadband access for rural and underserved communities, addressing infrastructure and affordability issues. Describes policy efforts to increase access through investments to expand broadband adoption.
Additional links: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook: A Roadmap for Delivering Opportunity and Investments in Rural America
Information to help rural communities understand the infrastructure funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other sources. Identifies programs and sources of funding set aside for rural communities. Also explains key flexibilities and other benefits available to rural communities under the law.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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Associations Between Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Healthcare Capacity, and the Built Environment: Geographic Information System Analysis
Explores the impacts healthcare capacity and the built environment have on obesity and physical inactivity. Identifies variations in rural versus urban areas relating to access to healthcare facilities and opportunities to exercise, based on demographic data obtained from a variety of secondary sources and then mapped to geographic locations with GIS. Includes county-level maps representing the study findings in South Carolina.
Author(s): Duaa Aljabri
Citation: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 15, 689-704
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Imperatives in Broadband Adoption and Digital Inclusion
Report examining broadband adoption by age, race, educational attainment, and household income, and discussing strategies for rural providers to expand outreach and adoption efforts toward digital inclusion. Discusses the impact of rural demographics on broadband adoption, including a section on healthcare access and outcomes.
Author(s): Joshua Seidemann, Roxanna Barboza
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
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