The American Rescue Plan set aside $7.5 Billion in relief funds for rural healthcare providers.
Even as the money was made available, however, many towns across the U.S. were rejecting this and other Federal Relief Funds, “because they couldn’t think of a way to spend it.” Others knew how they wanted to spend it, but had to give it back because they didn’t have the resources to put that money to use.
Andrea Adkins-Hutchins is the Chief Operating Officer for Thomas P. Miller & Associates. Since, 1989 the company provided expert consulting services throughout the United States, working with various agencies and organizations to create tangible strategies and connect that with resources for implementation, sustainability and growth.
In this episode of the Rural Business Show, Andrea discusses the challenges rural communities face in accessing available resources and solutions they can incorporate to effectively put this money to work.