USDA invests $501M in rural healthcare

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Nov. 15 it is putting $501 million into 60 rural healthcare projects nationwide.

Investments will come through the USDA's Community Facilities direct loan program. With the projects, the agency aims to expand access to healthcare for approximately 2 million people in 34 states.

"Creating strong and healthy communities is foundational to increasing prosperity in rural America," said Anne Hazlett, assistant to the secretary for rural development at the USDA. "Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural leaders to improve quality of life and economic development through modern and accessible healthcare."

Healthcare projects are planned in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Access a full list of projects here.

 

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