May 13, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program for fiscal year 2022. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through financial assistance, economic development, and cooperation between health professionals and institutions in the region. Applications are due by July 12, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 13, 2022 - Announces up to $3 million in grant opportunities to support healthcare for people facing persistent poverty in the Delta region. Describes the types of activities supported by the funding, with minimum awards of $50,000.
Source: USDA Rural Development
May 12, 2022 - Reports on the increase in overdose deaths due to fentanyl in Missouri and Kansas. Highlights the work of law enforcement to respond to fentanyl trafficking in rural counties that are facing higher overdose rates with fewer resources than urban counties.
Source: KSHB Kansas City