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Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare.

Capital Project Financing Sources for Rural Health Centers
Recording of a June 2021 webinar discussing financing sources available to rural health centers for capital projects, including the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program and New Markets Tax Credits, among others. Profiles El Dorado Community Health Center, a rural health center in California that completed a capital development project. Free registration is required to access the webinar recording.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Capital Link
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2020 NACo Legislative Conference: Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs
Audio recording of National Association of Counties (NACo) panel discussion presented on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, describing ways in which counties can access USDA funding programs. Topics include rural electric cooperatives, rural telecommunications, and rural water and wastewater systems. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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CDFIs 'Make Dreams Come True' by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces
Describes the role that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can play in helping rural areas gain access to flexible financing options to support rural health projects. Highlights how the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Healthcare Georgia Foundation work with CDFIs to help address rural health concerns. Also features a CDFI recipient of Uplift America, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, that has helped support a health professions high school.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Access to Funding for Rural Health Projects
Features a discussion of rural healthcare funding access via Twitter on National Rural Health Day 2019. Co-hosted by NOSORH and RHIhub, the #RuralHealthChat highlights experts discussing funding from federal, state, and private sources.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, Rural Health Information Hub
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So You Want to Start a Health Center?
Provides guidance for planning and implementing a new health center that meets Section 330 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act requirements. Includes information on developing a needs assessment, physical space considerations, business planning, developing community governance, human resources, information technology, and more.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants
Describes the Community Facilities Direct Loan program, designed to help develop essential community facilities located in rural areas to serve rural people. Provides an overview of the program and includes information on eligibility determination, the pre-application process, the application process and underwriting, and closings and construction.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Community Health Center Financing: The Role of Medicaid and Section 330 Grant Funding Explained
Describes the two main sources of funds, Medicaid and Section 330 grant funding, that enable community health centers (CHCs) to provide healthcare services for underserved rural and urban populations in the U.S. Discusses Medicaid's special payment rules for CHCs, the role of Section 330 funding, and the expansion of CHCs s due to funding increases.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Jennifer Tolbert
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Introducing the Rural Philanthropy Toolkit
Webinar recording discusses the new Rural Philanthropy Toolkit, produced through a collaborative between NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Rural Health Information Hub. Features presenters from NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and Power Up, Speak Out!, as well as a Collective Impact Health Specialist for the Columbia Gorge community.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Voices from the Field: Rural Organizers on What They Need from Funders
Summarizes findings from interviews with rural organizers to identify their philanthropy needs and areas of concern. Offers guidance for supporting rural philanthropy, specifically highlighting five areas: defining characteristics of rural communities; race equality; prosperity and economic sustainability; electoral power and civic engagement; and philanthropy and organizing opportunities. Covers recommendations and lesson learned to inform future rural philanthropy efforts.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Neighborhood Funders Group
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Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review
Examines progress in Native Communities' access to capital since 2001, and summarizes capital and credit access for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments. Features statistics related to credit scores, loans, and startup capital.
Author(s): Miriam Jorgensen, Randall K.Q. Akee
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Native Nations Institute
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Last Updated: 7/26/2021