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1611, 2022

Rural Partners Network Facilitates $160,000 Investment in Rural Kentucky eConnectivity

Partners for Rural Impact, Inc. received a $160,000 cooperative agreement from USDA Rural Development's Rural Placemaking Innovation Challege, announced November 16th. The project will  increase eConnectivity rates in Appalachian Kentucky with a focus on the eight counties that are part of the Rural Partners Network – the Kentucky Highlands Community Network. Working with rural ...

1111, 2022

ARPA Continues to Pay Dividends for Rural Communities in Kansas with More Broadband

In the first of three rounds of funding seven service providers are being awarded nearly $16 million to will bring broadband service to underserved, economically distressed, and low-population areas of Kansas, announced Governor Laura Kelly this week. This phase of funding will connect more than 1,900 homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and other public ...

711, 2022

$35 Million in ARPA Funds Go to 911 Services for Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced $35 Million dollars from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) dollars will be used to the rural addressing initiative and improvements to the 911 services. The American Rescue Plan infused emergency funds into local communities to respond to urgent and long-running public health needs. Rural addressing is a critical ...

411, 2022

Rural Partners Network Expands to Five More States and Puerto Rico

Seventeen new communities in Alaska, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, West Virgina, and Wisconsin are the next locations to be included in the Biden-Harris administration's Rural Partners Network, a 2022 initiative to ensure rural communities can benefit from federal resources. The Rural Partners Network was launched in April of this year and began with ...

311, 2022

Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Tribe Will be its Own Internet Provider Thanks to IIJA

A $25 million Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA) grant through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce will enable the lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Tribe to become its own broadband internet provider. The $25 million grant and broadband plans were announced in late October. Service should be available ...

211, 2022

Recognizing Child Care as a Public Good, Nevada Taps More ARP Dollars for Subsidies

Nevada is expanding the recognition of the necessity of child care as a public good by bringing $50 million more in American Rescue Plan (ARP) dollars to increase the income threshold for child care subsidies, permanently. The American Rescue Plan (ARP)'s $24 billion  Child Care Stabilization Program prevented the US economy from collapsing under ...

2510, 2022

ARPA Sends $3 Million for the Workforce of Clifton Forge, Virginia

Clifton Forge, a town of 3,555 people in Alleghany County, Virginia, is receiving a $3 million investment from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to boost workforce development in this coal community. The funds will go to renovate the building that used to be the Courtesy Ford dealership into a workforce development center in ...

2410, 2022

Environmental Benefits Flowing to Louisiana from the IIJA

In Louisiana, the Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA) money is being used to cap orphaned oil wells that are polluting critical wildlife habitats and wildlands. Over 4,600 orphaned wells have been mapped around the state of Louisiana, covering virtually the entire state, and more are expected as the industry is shifting. Capping and ...

2010, 2022

Rural Minnesota Healthcare Receiving a $1.8 Million Boost

As rural health systems are buckling under long-standing systemic pressures, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is continuing to infuse investments to shore up resilience in rural healthcare, like the $1.8 Million recently announced for Minnesota's rural health. An elder care facility in the city of Albert Lea is one of the beneficiaries, receiving ...

1910, 2022

ARPA Payments Help Alabama Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Alabama just closed applications for its $100 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to help Alabamians at risk for foreclosure during the pandemic. The support includes paying up to 12 months of mortgage payments for people in need. Alabama has distributed $39 million already from this funding to 2,808 households in every Alabama ...

1810, 2022

Rural Ohio Getting $3.4 Million Healthcare Infusion from ARPA

Four communities in rural Ohio will receive big investments - $3.4 million in total - from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) program, "Emergency Rural Health Care Grants." In a time when rural healthcare is facing layered crises - from reduced access to healthcare for individuals due to hospital consolidation and reductions in services, to ...

1710, 2022

Kansas Rural Healthcare Gets $1.25 Million Investment from ARPA

Three rural healthcare facilities in rural Kansas will get improvements with a new, $1.25 million investment from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Republic County Hospital, Mercy Hospital in Moundridge, and Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems will each receive a portion of the money. From replacing lost revenue during COVID-19 closures so the ...

1410, 2022

Winnebago Tribe Receiving $35 Million for Broadband from IIJA

Access to broadband, a longstanding unmet need in rural areas which was spotlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, is getting a boost for the Winnebago Tribe in the amount of $35 million from the Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA). The announcement detailed 602 unserved households, 40 businesses, and 16 community anchor institutions, all associated ...

1310, 2022

Kentucky Roads Receiving $1 Billion from IIJA for the Next Year

In the latest announcement of funding from the Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA), Kentucky will receive over $1 billion to repair roads and bridges and reduce carbon emissions in fiscal year 2023. “This funding will repair our roadways, improve commute times, reduce pollution, and create good jobs right here in our Commonwealth," said ...

1310, 2022

Millard County, Utah “Delighted” to Receive More ARPA Funding

Nearly $8 million will flow from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to Millard County, Utah, a distribution that the county was not expecting. Republican County Commissioner Dean Draper said he was "delighted" to see the unanticipated funds. All of Utah's members of Congress voted against ARPA. The Sheriff's office appears to be the ...

1210, 2022

12 New Arizona Investment Programs Worth over $1 Billion From IIJA

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced this week that 12 funding programs will deliver over $1 billion to Arizona through the Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA). Environmental and air quality programs, as well as electric vehicle infrastructure each will receive millions. A report from 12News has this breakdown: National Highway Performance Program: ...

1210, 2022

Dermott, Arkansas Receiving ARPA Rural Health Investment

Dermott, Arkansas, population 2,021, will see critical investments to its health clinic thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and its $85,000 for a backup generator and a new floor. The equipment will enable temperature stabilization of vaccines like the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as redundancy for power outages. This announcement, coming today, ...

1010, 2022

$1Billion in IIJA Funding for Fish Passage

While in Washington state last week, US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $1 billion from the Infrastructure, Investments, and Jobs Act (IIJA) to modify infrastructure that prevents fish passage, an issue critical to Tribal Nations, healthy ecologies, and healthy economies in the Northwest. State and local government entities can begin applying for ...

710, 2022

Three States Receive $435 Million in ARPA Dollars for Rural Internet

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Massachusetts will receive $435 Million combined from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to increase access to high-speed internet in rural, Tribal, and low-income communities. This latest high-speed internet project approval means 91,000 more homes and businesses will have better access to affordable internet. Under the  Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund ...

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