By Allee Mead/The RURAL Monitor

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We did set up a grant capture team with a statewide intermediary. We funded an organization so that they could be mining all of the information that was coming out through the CARES Act and other opportunities, particularly federal, and then the dollars that came into the state. We funded people to mine the data, do short info pieces, and send them out to our statewide network systems like rural hospitals and the West Virginia Rural Health Association. We’ve funded them to do updates to their websites so there’d be current, accurate information about the virus or how to get tested, where to get PPE, and how to find funding. And we then funded the grant writers for people who needed them. We also serve as match for grants if people needed to match state or federal grants.