Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program, 44555 [2017-20345]

Download as PDF 44555 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 184 Monday, September 25, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of extension of application deadline to clarify the requirement that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (RBS) extends the original deadline (July 24, 2017) for submitting applications for grant funds to help provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region announced in a Notice published May 22, 2017 in the Federal Register. This action is taken to clarify the requirement in the Notice that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. DATES: The deadline for submitting applications under the Notice published May 22, 2017, is extended to October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Applications may be submitted via mail, courier, or hand delivery to the relevant RD State Office or electronically via http:// www.grants.gov, in accordance with instructions published in the Federal Register Notice on May 22, 2017. Contact information for RD State Offices can be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/ contact-us/state-offices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grants Division, Cooperative Programs, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 3253, Washington, DC 20250–3253; or call (202) 690–1374. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background and Discussion of Extension of Application Deadline RBS published a Notice on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 23176) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the Federal Register with an application deadline of July 24, 2017. Subsequently, the Agency received multiple inquiries in regard to the definition of Consortium included in the Notice. RBS is extending the deadline to clarify the requirement in the Notice that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. The term ‘Consortium’ is defined on page 23177 of the Notice published on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 23176) as ‘‘a group of three or more entities that are regional Institutions of Higher Education, Academic Health and Research Institutes, and/or Economic Development Entities located in the Delta Region that have at least 1 year of prior experience in addressing the health care issues in the region. At least one of the consortium members must be legally organized as an incorporated organization or other legal entity and have legal authority to contract with the Federal Government.’’ However, there were a number of potential applicants that requested further clarification on the requirement that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. Specifically, if an organization has contractors working in the Delta Region, but the organization does not have a physical address and/ or headquarters located in the Delta Region, would the organization be considered an eligible Consortium member. Consortium members must have a physical address and/or headquarters located in the Delta Region to be eligible to apply for the Delta Health Care Services grant program. Delta Region means the 252 counties and parishes within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority To ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, applicants who submitted an application in accordance with the original deadline may revise and resubmit their applications as necessary. Applicants who wish to revise their applications must resubmit their application by October 10, 2017. Chad Parker, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20345 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164–S, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690– 4492, Fax: (202) 720–3485. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant 
Program

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of extension of application deadline to clarify the 
requirement that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) extends the 
original deadline (July 24, 2017) for submitting applications for grant 
funds to help provide financial assistance to address the continued 
unmet health needs in the Delta Region announced in a Notice published 
May 22, 2017 in the Federal Register. This action is taken to clarify 
the requirement in the Notice that Consortium members be located in the 
Delta Region.

DATES: The deadline for submitting applications under the Notice 
published May 22, 2017, is extended to October 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Applications may be submitted via mail, courier, or hand 
delivery to the relevant RD State Office or electronically via http://www.grants.gov, in accordance with instructions published in the 
Federal Register Notice on May 22, 2017. Contact information for RD 
State Offices can be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grants Division, Cooperative Programs, 
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 
3253, Washington, DC 20250-3253; or call (202) 690-1374.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Discussion of Extension of Application Deadline

    RBS published a Notice on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 
23176) of the Federal Register with an application deadline of July 24, 
2017. Subsequently, the Agency received multiple inquiries in regard to 
the definition of Consortium included in the Notice. RBS is extending 
the deadline to clarify the requirement in the Notice that Consortium 
members be located in the Delta Region.
    The term `Consortium' is defined on page 23177 of the Notice 
published on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 23176) as ``a group 
of three or more entities that are regional Institutions of Higher 
Education, Academic Health and Research Institutes, and/or Economic 
Development Entities located in the Delta Region that have at least 1 
year of prior experience in addressing the health care issues in the 
region. At least one of the consortium members must be legally 
organized as an incorporated organization or other legal entity and 
have legal authority to contract with the Federal Government.''
    However, there were a number of potential applicants that requested 
further clarification on the requirement that Consortium members be 
located in the Delta Region. Specifically, if an organization has 
contractors working in the Delta Region, but the organization does not 
have a physical address and/or headquarters located in the Delta 
Region, would the organization be considered an eligible Consortium 
member.
    Consortium members must have a physical address and/or headquarters 
located in the Delta Region to be eligible to apply for the Delta 
Health Care Services grant program. Delta Region means the 252 counties 
and parishes within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, 
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are 
served by the Delta Regional Authority
    To ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, applicants who 
submitted an application in accordance with the original deadline may 
revise and resubmit their applications as necessary. Applicants who 
wish to revise their applications must resubmit their application by 
October 10, 2017.

Chad Parker,
Acting Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-20345 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
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