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News stories from the past 60 days.

HUD Awards $43 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness
Jul 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $43 million through it's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to help end youth homelessness, including 5 rural areas. These include Northwest Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington state.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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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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Declining Number of Rural Pharmacies ‘A Worrisome Trend’
May 25, 2018 - Highlights research focused on small-town pharmacies closing in Washington state. Nearly 500 rural communities in Washington lost their only retail pharmacy between 2003 and 2013.
Source: Washington State University
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Last Updated: 7/16/2018