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Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.912
Sponsors
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Mar 22, 2022
Contact

Scientific/research contact:
Kanokphan Mew Pongsiri
301.443.2752
kpongsiri@hrsa.gov

Financial and grants management contact:
LCDR Benoit M. Mirindi
301.444.6606
bmirindi@hrsa.gov

Purpose

The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program supports planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of healthcare services. Program objectives include increased care coordination, enhanced chronic disease management, and improved health outcomes for patients.

Applicants are required to use an evidence-based model or promising practice to demonstrate the following impact areas:

  1. Improved health outcomes
  2. Expanded capacity for essential healthcare services
  3. Increased financial sustainability

Applicants are encouraged to address the underlying factors that are driving growing rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death, which are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke.

Although it is not a requirement, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is strongly encouraging applicants to form a consortium or network for this program. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to incorporate quality improvement initiatives that align with Patient Centered Medical Home and Value Based Care Delivery approaches to care.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be rural public or rural nonprofit private healthcare providers or providers of healthcare services. Examples of eligible organizations include Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and networks of small rural providers.

Applicants must not previously have received a grant under subsection for the same or similar project.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 40
Estimated total program funding: $8,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Health information technology · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Injuries · Integrated service delivery · Medical homes · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics · Service delivery models · Substance use and misuse

Resources (3)

  • Grantee Directory: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program, 2013-2016, 12/2014, view details
  • Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement: Sourcebook, 2016-2019, 02/2020, view details
  • Grantee Directory: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program, 2019-2022, 03/2020, view details

Organizations (3)



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