Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities

Dan Economy, Education, Industry News Release

Investments will help more than 4.5 million rural Americans Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is awarding grants for 128 projects to increase access to job training (PDF, 351 KB), educational and health care services in rural areas. “Empowering rural Americans with access to services for quality of life and economic development is critical to rural prosperity,” Secretary Perdue said. “Distance …


FCC Chairman Proposes Rural Healthcare Funding Increase

Dan Industry News Release

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced this week that he has circulated a draft order to his colleagues that would significantly increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program. The program’s current annual funding cap is $400 million. The Chairman’s order would increase the annual cap to $571 million. The cap was set in 1997 …