FORHP Announcements - February 8

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February 8, 2024

What's New

An Update on the Federal Overdose Prevention Strategy.  FORHP’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program figures prominently among ongoing federal grant programs that are part of the strategy that is now entering its third year.  The effort involves every one of the 12 operating divisions of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and, in 2023 alone, featured groundbreaking changes to policy that include: 

  • Eliminated the Drug Enforcement Agency waiver for prescribing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and made temporary rules for prescribing via telemedicine permanent; (See more details about SAMHSA policy changes for MOUD in the next item.)
  • Increased Medicare payment rates for opioid treatment programs (OTPs), including services provided by mobile units;
  • Expanded the clinical workforce that may bill Medicare by including marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and others to provide behavioral health services;
  • Established Medicare payment for Intensive Outpatient Program services, which can be furnished in hospital outpatient departments, Community Mental Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and OTPs.

The latest initiative in the overdose prevention strategy was announced earlier this week.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will invest more than $20 million to advance health information technology in behavioral health care and practice settings.  

SAMHSA Finalizes Rule on Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. On January 31, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published final revisions to federal regulations surrounding opioid use disorder treatment standards, including accreditation and certification standards for opioid treatment programs (OTP). The final rule addresses several longstanding barriers to broader use of medications to treat opioid use disorder.    Among other changes, the revised policy formalizes various methadone treatment protocols at OTPs that were put in place during the pandemic, and expands access to take-home methadone.  The finalized rule also adds to the workforce and their capabilities, expanding the definition of OTP practitioner to include Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, among other types of clinician, and allowing for MOUD prescribing via telehealth.  The effective date of this final rule is April 2, 2024 and the compliance date is October 2, 2024. 

The Economic Effects of Rural Hospital Closures.  Researchers at the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program report on changes to  annual income, population size, unemployment, and size of the labor force in nonmetro counties that experienced a hospital closure between 2001 and 2018. 

AHRQ Needs Public Input: Severe Maternal Morbidity Measurement – Comment by March 4.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) needs assistance with data on state-level rates of severe maternal morbidity, that help inform HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau Title V Block Grant.  Among the questions AHRQ has for stakeholders representing consumers – including but not limited to state and local health departments, accountable care organizations, and providers such as Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics – is what quantitative data would you need to make maternal health service improvements.  The comment period closes on March 4th and comments should be sent to  Recently, the Government Accountability Office cited several factors that pose additional risks and challenges for pregnant women in rural areas

New Medicaid Model for Treatment of Rare Diseases. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Access Model, an initiative that aims to improve the lives of people with Medicaid living with rare and severe diseases by increasing access to potentially transformative treatments. Initially the model will focus on increasing access to gene therapy treatment for sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder that disproportionately impacts Black Americans. CGT is a multi-year payment model with state Medicaid agencies and pharmaceutical companies acting as participants, with optional grant funding available for states to provide an increased level of support for patients receiving gene therapy. CMS expects to release a Request for Application (RFA) to manufacturers in early spring 2024 and an RFA and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to states in summer 2024.

NIH: Higher Mortality Rates for Patients on Respiratory Support in Rural Care.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a study finding rural patients receiving ventilator life support in intermediate care units had significantly higher death rates than patients in the same type of unit at urban hospitals.  Data was collected from 2010 to 2019 on 2.75 million hospitalizations of Medicare patients who were on respiratory support at rural and urban hospitals across the country. 

Ongoing: Updates to Requirements for Buprenorphine PrescribingAs announced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in January 2023, clinicians no longer need a federal waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder.  Clinicians are still required to register with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prescribe controlled medications.  On June 27, the DEA began to require that registration applicants – both new and renewing – affirm they have completed a new, one-time, eight-hour training.  Exceptions for the new training requirement are practitioners who are board certified in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry, and those who graduated from a medical, dental, physician assistant, or advanced practice nursing school in the U.S. within five years of June 27, 2023.  Watch this 11-minute video that explains the changes.  Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) still have the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 payment on behalf of each provider who trained between January 1, 2019 and December 29, 2022 (when Congress eliminated the waiver requirement).  Approximately $889,000 in program funding remains available for RHCs and will be paid on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.  Send questions to

COVID-19 Resources

**New: CDC’s COVIDVaxView Dashboard.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to share weekly COVID-19 vaccination data using a variety of data sources.  A new resource, COVIDVaxView Interactive, goes deeper with a look at variations in vaccine confidence by demographics and geography. 

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 6. The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal opened January 1 and will remain open until March 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Providers who received one or more PRF (General or Targeted) and/or American Rescue Plan Rural payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from July 1 to December 31, 2022 must report on their use of funds during Reporting Period 6 to comply with PRF Reporting Requirements. More information and resources can be found on the PRF Reporting webpage.

Learn About Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness  – Thursday, February 8 at 3:00 pm Eastern.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fund this monthly webinar-style ECHO learning session to rapidly disseminate findings about Post-COVID Conditions (PCC) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The series offers presentations by subject matter experts, examples of emerging best practices and models of care, and a facilitated Q&A. This program is intended primarily for providers who care for patients with PCC and ME/CFS but is open to all healthcare professionals and all Long COVID and ME/CFS patient-lived experience experts interested in learning more about the treatment of Long COVID and ME/CFS.

COVID-19 Home Tests Available.  Every home in the U.S. is again eligible to receive four (4) free at-home tests ordered at  Delivery is free through the U.S. Postal Service. 

Home Test to Treat is a new program funded by the National Institutes of Health focused on providing COVID-19 care and treatment for adults who are at greater risk of being affected by COVID-19.  Adults who do not currently have COVID-19 or flu may enroll and receive free tests if they are uninsured or are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Affairs health care system, or the Indian Health Services. Individuals who are currently positive for COVID-19 can enroll to receive telehealth services for COVID-19 and treatment (if prescribed) at no cost. Enrollees may also be invited to participate in a completely optional research component of the program. Informational flyers are available in English and Spanish.

Mobilizing Health Care Workforce via Telehealth. was created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by the Federation of State Medical Boards and HRSA’s Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. The site provides up-to-date information on emergency regulation and licensing by state as well as a provider portal to connect volunteer health care professionals to state agencies and health care entities. 

Online Resource for Licensure of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, and Social Workers.  The site provides up-to-date information on emergency regulation and licensing in each state.

Funding and Opportunities

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program – Deadline extended to February 12.   HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce provides funding to accredited schools of nursing to provide student loans to students enrolled in advanced nursing degree programs who are committed to becoming nurse faculty. In exchange for up to four years of full-time nurse faculty employment in an accredited school of nursing, the program authorizes cancellation of up to 85 percent of the original student loan amount. The program also encourages Advance Practice Registered Nurses to serve as full-time preceptors within an academic-practice partnership framework.  The original deadline was February 5. 

ARC Appalachia READY Local Governments Training – February 29.  The federal Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will assist local governments within its jurisdiction across 13 states.  Participants will receive nine weeks of virtual training – at no cost – to better identify, secure, manage, and implement federally funded projects.  Governments serving distressed areas and census tracts, priority communities identified by the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities, members of the federal Rural Partners Network, and historically underserved and marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. 

CDC Strengthening Public Health Systems Through National Partnerships – April 1.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will support organizations that work with governmental public health in a five-year program to provide capacity-building assistance and ultimately strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure.  A total investment of $62 million will go an estimated 45 awards. 

HRSA Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Examiners Program – April 2.  HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce makes grants to accredited schools of nursing at public and private institutions of higher education.  The purpose is to increase the supply, distribution, and quality of nurses caring for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Last month, the Rural Health Information Hub updated its topic guide on violence and abuse in rural areas, citing research on the need for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grants – April 26.  The VA will support community-based organizations providing suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families.  Priority is given to rural communities, tribal lands, medically underserved areas, and U.S. Territories.  Total funding of more than $52 million will go to an estimated 80 awards. 

NIH Researching Barriers to Care and Risk of HIV-Associated Comorbidities Among Vulnerable Population Groups – June 28.  The National Institutes of Health include seven states with a substantial HIV burden in rural areas in this Notice of Special Interest for research.  The original deadline of May 8, 2025 has been moved up

Policy Updates

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CMS Webinar:  AHEAD Model Hospital Global Budgets – February 14 at 3:00 pm Eastern.  In this hour-long webinar, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide an overview of the hospital global budget methodology for the new States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity and Development (AHEAD) Model and answer audience questions. AHEAD is a state total-cost-of-care model, and global budgets are a key feature to control the growth of health care costs and improve care. A hospital global budget pays a pre-determined, fixed annual budget for hospital inpatient and outpatient facility services, rather than paying a fee for each service provided.  This webinar will describe the method CMS will use to calculate the Medicare hospital payment amount for the AHEAD model as well as operational considerations for hospitals.  States interested in participating in the model should submit their applications by Monday, March 18, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET (for Cohorts 1 and 2) & Monday, August 12, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET (Cohort 3). To get notified about model events and resources, sign up for email updates about the AHEAD Model on the CMS website. 

CMS Seeking Public Input on Updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Coverage – Comment by March 1.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to update Medicare Advantage (MA) payment rates and other policies for calendar year 2025.  The full Advance Notice may be viewed on the CMS website by selecting “2025 Advance Notice.”  For Medicare Advantage, CMS proposes to continue phasing in previously finalized adjustments to plan pay rates as well as make new adjustments for MA plans in Puerto Rico.  They also request input on future quality measures.  For the Part D Prescription Drug program, CMS invites comment on draft guidance implementing parts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that take effect in 2025.  Specifically, the IRA creates a newly defined standard Part D benefit design; lowers the annual out-of-pocket threshold; establishes the Manufacturer Discount Program, under which manufacturers provide discounts on applicable drugs in the initial coverage phase and catastrophic phase of the defined standard drug benefit; and changes the liability of enrollees, sponsors, manufacturers, and CMS.  In recent years, non-metro areas have seen slightly higher growth in the number of MA plans and enrollment than metropolitan counties. 

Rural Provider Participation in Medicare ACOs Grows.  In 2024, two Medicare ACO initiatives will have increased participation by rural providers: the Shared Savings Program (SSP), the permanent ACO program, and the ACO REACH Model, which intends to improve access to and care for underserved populations, including those in rural areas. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals that work together to give patients high-quality, coordinated service and health care, improve health outcomes, and manage costs. This year, both SSP and ACO REACH will have over 25 percent more participation from Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and Critical Access Hospitals than in 2023.  The increase in SSP is due, in part, to recent changes in the program intended to encourage participation among providers from rural and underserved areas.  Even though the transition from volume-based payment (i.e., fee-for-service with no connection to value) to value-based payment has been slower in rural America than in urban areas, increased rural provider participation in these initiatives furthers the CMS goal for all beneficiaries with traditional Medicare to be in a care relationship with accountability for quality and total cost of care by 2030.

CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum –  Thursday, February 29 at 2:00 pm Eastern. The Rural Health Open Door Forum addresses Rural Health Clinic, Critical Access Hospital, and Federally Qualified Health Center issues as well other topics relevant to rural providers. Agenda coming soon.

Learning Events and Technical Assistance

CDC Recruiting Rural Host Sites for Public Health Associates Program – Thursday, February 8 at 1:00 pm Eastern.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold an information session specifically for rural sites applying to host CDC public health associates in 2024.

Rural Mental Health Solutions Roundtable – Thursday, February 8 at 11:30 am Eastern.  The Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN) welcomes participation from rural communities outside the organizations three focus states – Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming – for a three-hour event that will include the Rural Health Liaison from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and from Rural Minds, a national nonprofit

Rural Emergency Hospital Education and Fireside Chat with an REH CEO – Thursday, February 8 at 2:00 pm Eastern.  The FORHP-supported Rural Health Redesign Center will give an overview of the new provider-type designation that allows hospitals at risk of closure to remain in operation with Emergency Department services, observation care, and a limited number of outpatient services.

AgriSafe: Addressing Substance Use and Aging in Agricultural Communities – Thursday, February 22 at 1:00 pm Eastern.  The AgriSafe Network examines the factors that contribute to substance use among older adults in the agricultural sector. 

Resource of the Week

Cervical Cancer Learning Series for Safety-Net Settings.  HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health invites you to participate in CERV-Net: A Cervical Cancer ECHO Learning Series for Safety-Net Settings. CERV-Net is a free, virtual, collaborative learning series that prepares and empowers safety-net providers to engage partners, patients, and communities to ultimately improve cervical cancer care across the cancer continuum.  The series consists of 11 sessions on Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. (ET) covering cervical cancer prevention, screening, management, and quality improvement activities.  Continuing medical education credits are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants.  If interested, please complete the interest form by Tuesday, February 13, 2024. For more details, please contact  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite lack of access to screening as a reason for higher prevalence of cervical cancer in rural areas.  Download resources from OWH’s page for the Federal Cervical Cancer Care Collaborative.

Approaching Deadlines

Department of Justice Mentor Site Initiative for Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment – February 9

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program – Deadline extended to February 12

HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program – February 12

Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions – February 15

USDA Sustainable Community Projects for Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk – February 15

ARC Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Grants for the Appalachian Region – Letters of Intent February 16

NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute – February 16

HHS Assistance for Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation – February 19

USDA Rural Utilities Service – Community Connect Grants – February 20

HRSA School-Administered Loans for Public Schools – February 21

SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Partnerships for Communities – February 21

SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework/Partnerships for States – February 21

CMS’ Proposed Rule Addresses Appeals Rights for Certain Changes in Patient Status – Comment by February 22

Input to CMS on Burden of Information Collection Requirements – Comment by February 26

HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program – February 26

SAMHSA FentAlert Challenge: Empowering Youth for Safe Choices – February 26

HRSA Continuation Contracts for National Health Service Corps Loans – February 27

Indian Health Service Scholarship Programs – February 28

USDA Produce Prescription Program – February 28

USDA Rural Business Development Grants – February 28

ARC Appalachia READY Local Governments Training – February 29

Become a Host Site for the CDC Public Health Associate Program – February 29

Institute of Museum and Library Sciences Native American Library Services Basic Grants – March 1

AHRQ Needs Public Input on Severe Maternal Morbidity Measurement – Comment by March 4

HRSA Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program – March 7

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarships – March 7

USDA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants – March 14

FTA Seeks Proposals for Mobility, Access, and Transportation Insecurity (MATI) ProgramExpress interest by March 15

HRSA Physician Assistant Rural Training in Behavioral Health – March 15

CMS Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model – March 18

SAMHSA Rural Emergency Medical Services Training – March 20

NIHB/CDC Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems – March 21

Department of Commerce Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program – March 22

HRSA Behavioral Health Integration Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program – March 22

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research Bridge-to-Care Initiative/Community Partnerships to Address SDOH – March 22

CMS Accepting Applications for New Physician Residency Slots – March 31

HRSA Provider Relief Reporting Period 6 – March 31

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) – March 31

CDC Strengthening Public Health Systems Through National Partnerships – April 1

SAMHSA Grants to Expand SUD Capacity in Treatment Drug Courts – April 1

HRSA Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Examiners Program – April 2

HRSA State Maternal Health Innovation – April 2

HRSA Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program – April 16

HRSA Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program – Supplement Funding for Rural Emergency Services – April 25

Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grants – April 26

CMS Request for Information on Medicare Advantage Data – Comment by May 29

AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine: Improving Antibiotic Use – June 2024

Ongoing Opportunities

HRSA Needs Rural Reviewers for Grant Applications

Resources for Medicaid/CHIP Renewals

Economic Development Administration Public Works/Economic Assistance Program (CARES Act Funding)

Extended Public Comment Period for FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program for Broadband Service

National Indian Health Board Vaccination Event Funding – Ongoing while funds last

SAMHSA 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Volunteer and Job Opportunities

USDA Disaster Repair Grants for Rural Community Facilities – Ongoing while funds last

USDA Water Infrastructure Grants for 2022 Disaster Areas – Ongoing while funds last

ACF Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

ACF Rural Community Development Program for Rural Water Systems

Addiction Policy Forum: Sites for Anti-Stigma Pilot

AgriSafe Mental Health Training for Agricultural Producers & Families

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Foundation - Accreditation Grants

American Heart Association Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator

American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance

AmeriCorps American Connection Corps for Broadband in Rural Areas

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 Visa Waivers for Doctors

ASA Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

CDC Direct Assistance to State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Agencies

CDC Training Pediatric Medical Providers to Recognize ACEs

CORH Targeted Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals Program

Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program

Delta Regional Authority Community Infrastructure Fund

Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Department of Commerce: Economic Development Assistance Programs

DRA Technical Assistance for Delta Region Community Health Systems Development

EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

EPA Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act Program

FEMA/SAMHSA Post-Disaster Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program

GSA Federal Surplus Property Available for Public Use

GPHC & RWJF: Rapid Cycle Research and Evaluation Grants for Cross-Sector Alignment

HRSA/SAMHSA Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Training and Mentoring

HRSA Seeking Nominations for Migrant Health Advisory

HRSA Technical Assistance for Look-Alike Initial Designation for the Health Center Program

Housing Assistance Council: Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities

HUD Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance Program

HUD Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program

IHS Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training

IHS/DOD Medical Supplies and Equipment for Tribes (Project TRANSAM)

NARHC Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence Technical Assistance

National Indian Health Board Vaccination Event Funding

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center Technical Assistance for Domestic Violence Programs

Native Americans into  Medicine

Host Sites for National Environmental Public Health Internship

NIH Special Interest Research – Pandemic Impact on Vulnerable Children and Youth – May 2024

NIH Research to Improve Native American Health – October 2024

NIH Researching Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings – September 2024

NIH Researching Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved/Vulnerable Populations – September 2024

NIH Researching the Role of Work in Health Disparities – Various dates until September 2024

NIH Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination – Various dates until October 2025

NIH Researching Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention – February 2026

NIH Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Health Disparity Populations – June 2026

NIH Planning Grants for Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) – various dates until July 2026

NIH Research to Understand Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality – Various dates until October 2026

NIH Data Informed, Place-Based Community-Engaged Research to Advance Health Equity – January 2027

NIH/UVA Seeking Rural Individuals to Participate in Weight Loss Study (iREACH) – until 2027

NIH Project Talk Initiative Host Site Applications

Nominations for Federal Advisory Commission on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

NRHA Chief Nursing Officer Certification Program for Rural Hospitals

Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance

Primary Care Development Corporation Community Investment Loans

Rural Community Assistance Corporation Community Facility Loans for Western States and Pacific Islands

Rural Community Assistance Corporation Environmental Infrastructure Loans for Western States

Rural Graduate Medical Education Planning and Development

Rural Grocery Transition Specialist Program

RTT Collaborative: Rural Training Track Directors University

RWJF Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

RWJF Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals

SAMHSA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program for Communities Post-Disaster

SAMHSA Training to Provide Medication Assisted Treatment

SBA Guaranteed Loans for Small Business

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loans

Tribal Grant Writing Training

Treasury Department Opportunity Zone Economic Development Program

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc Tribal Health Program Support

USDA Community Facilities Program

USDA Community Food Projects Technical Assistance

USDA Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages

USDA Economic Impact Initiative Grants

USDA Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

USDA Healthy Food Financing Initiative Technical Assistance

USDA Intermediary Relending Program

USDA Multifamily Housing Loan Guarantees

USDA National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program

USDA/NRHA Rural Hospital Technical Assistance

USDA Rural Business Development Grants

USDA Rural Business Investment Program

USDA Rural Energy Savings Program

USDA SEARCH – Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (for Water/Waste Projects)

USDA Summer Food Program

USDA Technical Assistance for Healthy Food Financing Initiative

USDA Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees

USDA Funding for Rural Water and Waste Disposal Projects

USDA Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias

USDOT Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (R.O.U.T.E.S)

Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program

Veterans Affairs Virtual Living Room - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas

Western Region Public Health Training Center – Future Leaders Program

WWAMI Area Health Education Center Scholars Program

3RNET Recruitment and Retention Assistance