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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Invests $276 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure
Mar 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they are investing $276 million in loans through the USDA Rural Development's Electric Program. These loans will be used to build new and improve upon old rural electric infrastructure and support smart grid technologies in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Greitens’ Plan for CHIP Money Seeks to Revitalize Rural Missouri
Mar 6, 2018 - Details Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' plan to use $80 million to fund a Rural Growth Plan. The money, which was set aside in case the federal government did not fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), would be invested in rural broadband, clean water initiatives, and state ports to create jobs and increase agricultural exports. There is disagreement in the state about where to invest this money.
Source: KBIA
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CFO Grant Program Addresses Health Issues In Rural Ozarks
Feb 13, 2018 - Details the efforts of the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative (ROHI), a partnership between the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Missouri Foundation For Health. ROHI is a 3 year grant program that offers funding for rural communities to address physical and mental health issues.
Source: KSMU Ozarks Public Radio
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Last Updated: 3/14/2018