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Rural Tribal Health News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Hoeven: Senate Passes Farm Bill to Support Native American Producers and Communities
Jun 28, 2018 - Statement from Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on the provisions in the Farm Bill, recently passed by the U.S. Senate, from his Cultivating Resources, Opportunities, Prosperity and Sustainability (CROPS) for Indian Country Act. Among other things, this authorizes $5 million to establish a tribal self-determination procurement demonstration project within the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), which will allow tribal food programs to better serve the nearly 90,000 Native Americans who currently participate in this program.
Source: United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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ACL: Availability of Program Application Instructions for Tribal MIPPA Program Funds Federal Register
Jun 27, 2018 - The Administration for Community Living announces its intent to award funding to existing Older Americans Act Title VI Native American grantees to be used for activities related to community outreach informing Native American elders of benefits available through Medicare Part D, the Low Income Subsidy, the Medicare Savings Program, or Medicare prevention benefits and screenings. Applications are due by August 17, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis
Jun 21, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $50 million to fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. These Tribal Opioid Response Grants will increase access to culturally-appropriate evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Report: Rural Poverty In America Is 'An Emergency'
May 31, 2018 - Highlights the results of a report, produced by the advocacy group Save the Children, ranking nations on factors that are considered "childhood enders" like displacement, child labor, child mortality, and gender bias. The U.S. ranks 36th, largely due to a high infant mortality rate, high rate of children who are victims of homicide, and high teen pregnancy rates. The report also detailed concerns about rural poverty in America, which it called an "emergency," and which affects nearly a quarter of rural children. The highest concentrations of child poverty were in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, and on Native American reservations.
Source: NPR
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USDA Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands
May 31, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a pilot program partnering with two Native Community Development Financial Institutions (NCDFIs) to increase home ownership opportunities on Tribal lands. These NCDFIs will re-lend $800,000 each, provided through the Single Family Housing Direct Loan program, to eligible home buyers for mortgages on North and South Dakota tribal trust lands.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Senate Passes Udall, Tester, Hoeven, Isakson Bill to Combat Native American Veteran Homelessness
May 24, 2018 - Announces the Senate passage of the Tribal HUD-VASH Act, which authorizes a joint tribal veterans housing initiative between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which provides rental and housing assistance to veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This initiative allows tribes and tribal housing authorities to access veterans housing funds for Native American veterans.
Source: United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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HUD: Implementation of the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program Federal Register
May 22, 2018 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development is consolidating previous notices about the Tribal HUD-VASH program requirements into one notice. This program provides rental assistance and supportive services to Native American veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless living on or near a reservation. This notice supersedes the previous notices and establishes procedures for issuing renewal funding, subject to the availability of future appropriations.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 6/29/2018