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Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.

Rural COVID-19 Update
April 30, 2020

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) has created this weekly e-newsletter as well as a COVID-19 webpage to keep people informed about what the CRH is doing to help during the pandemic.

News & Resources

NIEJI COVID-19 Tribal Elder Resources
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) has created a webpage filled with resources, grant opportunities, and other tools to help keep tribal communities and their elders safe and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Business and Employer Resources
To best serve businesses and communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the North Dakota Department of Commerce is temporarily redirecting human and financial resources to support the North Dakota business community. This website includes state and federal information and resources to help businesses and communities mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.

Updated FAQs on HHS Provider Relief Fund Distribution
This resource includes a list from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of frequently asked questions related to the distribution of the $50 billion HHS Provider Relief Fund.

Funding & Other Opportunities

DaCCoTA Pilot Project Program Seeks Applications for COVID-19-Related Pilot Grant Awards
The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications for COVID-19-related Pilot Grant Awards. Letters of intent are due May 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Telehealth Funding Program
The Federal Communications Commission is taking applications for COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding. Information is available on how to apply for an eligibility determination letter from the Universal Service Administrative Company.

Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund
Grants and/or loans for nonprofit and other community organizations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Montana that have responded to COVID-19 or have been impacted by the pandemic are available.


May 1, 2020
Geriatric and Age Friendly TeleECHO: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
This Project ECHO session, presented by Dr. Donald Jurivich, will be held May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central.
May 5, 2020
American Cancer Society COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Care Teams
The COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Care Teams will share information with interdisciplinary cancer care teams about how COVID-19 impacts cancer patients and other high-risk individuals. The session will be held May 5 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central. Preregistration is required.