Rural Health Care Funds Available

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making up to $500 million available in grants to help rural health care facilities, tribes, and communities expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, health care services, and nutrition assistance. 

Applicants may apply for two types of assistance: Recovery Grants and Impact Grants. 

Recovery Grants may be used to increase COVID-19 vaccine distribution and telehealth capabilities; purchase medical supplies; replace revenue lost during the pandemic; build and rehabilitate temporary or permanent structures for health care services; support staffing needs for vaccine administration and testing; and support facility and operations expenses associated with food banks and food distribution facilities. Recovery Grant applications will be accepted on a continual basis until funds are expended. 

Impact Grants are available to help regional partnerships, public bodies, nonprofits, and tribes solve regional rural health care problems and build a stronger, more sustainable rural health care system in response to the pandemic. 

Impact Grant applications must be submitted to your local USDA Rural Development State Office by 4 p.m. local time on October 12. Click here to learn more. 

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