Department of Agriculture announces Emergency Rural Health Care grants
Public, nonprofit and tribal organizations can apply until Oct. 12 for a portion of $500 million in American Rescue Plan Act grants to expand access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. Track 1 grants will provide $25,000 to $1 million to support immediate health care needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; help prepare for a future pandemic event; or increase access to health care services and improve community health outcomes. Track 2 grants will provide $5-$10 million to help sustain improved health outcomes, access to care, and economic development in small communities. For more information, register to attend the agency’s Aug. 19 or Aug. 25 webinar on the program.