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Distance Learning Telemedicine Grant Workshop

May 31, 2017

USDA – Distance Learning Telemedicine Grant Workshop

To RSVP, please contact Chris Collins at chris.collins@wdc.usda.gov or (573) 208‐0574.

 

USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities

May 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants to support the development of essential community facilities in rural areas.

The grants will be provided through USDA’s Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program. Congress authorized this new program in the 2014 Farm Bill to help rural communities develop their applications for USDA Community Facilities loans and grants, which help under-served rural communities develop essential services that in turn help attract investments, create and retain jobs and businesses, and help residents remain in their communities.

Technical assistance providers can use the grants to assist communities with identifying and planning for long-term community facilities needs, to identify resources to finance community facilities, to conduct feasibility studies, to prepare applications for financial assistance, to hire or expand the services of specialized personnel, and, to a limited extent, to retain consultants. Public bodies, nonprofits, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. The maximum grant amount available is $150,000.

Applications for USDA Community Facilities loans and grants often require financial and environmental analyses, which can be difficult for small communities to prepare when they do not have access to professional staff specialized in the development of these reports and surveys. The technical assistance available through this program will help more rural communities qualify for loans and grants that will support their essential facilities and services.

The deadline to apply is July 24, 2017. Applications in Missouri should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Community Programs
601 Business Loop, 70 West
Parkade Center Suite 235
Columbia, MO 65203

Additional information about this program and how to apply can be found on page 23525 of the May 23, 2017, Federal Register.

For more information…

Questions related to USDA Community Programs in Missouri may be directed to a local Community Programs Specialist.

For projects outside of Missouri…

Those with project proposals outside of Missouri should contact USDA Rural Development in the corresponding state

USDA Seeks Applications for Community Development Grants

May 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative grant to support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

The grant will be provided through USDA’s Community Facilities Rural Community Development Initiative Grant Program.  Congress first authorized this program in 1999 to develop the capacity and ability of private, non-profit community-based housing and community development organizations, low income rural communities, and federally recognized Native American Tribes.

Qualified intermediary organizations will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.  The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000.00 and $250,000.00. The Recipient and Beneficiary, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of 50,000 or less inhabitants.

The deadline to apply is July 25, 2017. Applications in Missouri should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Community Programs
601 Business Loop, 70 West
Parkade Center Suite 235
Columbia, MO 65203

Additional information about this program and how to apply can be found on page 24281 of the May 26, 2017, Federal Register.

For more information…

Questions related to USDA Community Programs in Missouri may be directed to a local Community Programs Specialist.

For projects outside of Missouri…

Those with project proposals outside of Missouri should contact USDA Rural Development in the corresponding state.

Save the Date Region VII CMS 2017 National Training Program Workshop

May 31, 2017

Save-the-Date
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Region VII
2017 National Training Program Workshop

Registration for the Region VII 2017 CMS National Training Program (NTP) Workshops will open in July 2017. You will receive more information via email as it becomes available.

Below are the locations/dates* for the Workshops.

Kansas City MO August 07-08, 2017
St. Louis, MO August 14-15, 2017
Lincoln, NE August 24-25, 2017
Des Moines, IA August 29-30, 2017

*Specific dates are subject to change

In addition to the 4 Region VII workshops above, there are also 5 national training workshops being held which you may have also received an invitation. You are invited to attend in the location of your choice.

NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until each meeting reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited.

Training materials will be made available electronically prior to the workshops.

Please send all questions to: lorelei.schieferdecker@cms.hhs.gov

Rural Health Information Hub

May 31, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Rural Health Information Hub

May 24, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

May 24, 2017

View the Research Alert.