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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Announces $309 Million Investment in Rural Electric Utilities
Jun 7, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $309 million in 16 projects that will build or improve on electric line serving rural homes, farms, and businesses in 12 states. These loans are being made through the USDA's Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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NC Bills Aim to Establish Teaching Hospitals in Rural Areas
Jun 4, 2018 - Details bipartisan bills submitted to the North Carolina legislature. These bills aim to provide incentives to expand medical education in rural counties, assist rural hospitals with gaining Medicare approval to become teaching hospitals, and incentivize medical residents and students to serve in rural areas after graduation.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal
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Rural Broadband Highlighted in the State Budget
Jun 4, 2018 - Highlights a proposal in the North Carolina state budget that would provide $10 million in grants to expand broadband into rural areas of the state. Also touches on the reasons why this is necessary, some of the barriers facing this kind of expansion, and the way grant applications will be scored.
Source: North Carolina Health News
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Last Updated: 6/8/2018