USDA taking applications for health care grants

4/3/2013 3:45 AM
By Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications for $3 million worth of health care projects for communities of up to 50,000 people in the eight-state Delta region.

Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager says the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program covers 252 counties and parishes in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

The best proposals will get grants of $50,000 and up. The money can be used for health care cooperatives, services, education and job training.

Applications are due May 28.

Consortiums or groups of regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, and economic development entities with health care experience can apply. USDA says the consortiums can include federally recognized Indian tribes.

Information is available on page 18308 of the March 26, 2013 edition of the Federal Register or at .

Contact the USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperatives Department at (318) 473-7960 for more information.



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