HHS Announces $90 million to Improve Health Care in Rural Communities

The Biden Administration announced that it is providing nearly $90 million to help rural communities combat opioid use disorders (OUD) and other forms of substance use disorders (SUD), and to improve access to maternal and obstetrics care. This funding is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The $90 million will be split among four key programs: the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) – Implementation ($78 million), the CORP – Psychostimulant Support Program ($7.5 million), the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program ($2.9 million), and the Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program ($760,000).