Throughout November, USDA Rural Development (RD) is celebrating Rural Health Day. I want to congratulate Aase Haugen Homes on receipt of a $1,000,000 USDA RD Emergency Rural Health Care Grant. This award is a key part of the Biden Administration’s Invest in America initiative – focused on rural America. President Biden is committed to ensuring the success of rural hospitals and health care facilities by helping them purchase supplies, equipment, renovate, replace operating costs, recover from the recent public health crisis, and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Aase Haugen Homes used the award to assist with construction of their new facility in Decorah. This award is one example of what Invest in America looks like in Winneshiek County.