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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
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 22, 2019

Scientific/research contact:
Katherine Lloyd

Financial and grants management contact:
LCDR Benoit M. Mirindi


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.

Successfully funded projects will enhance the delivery of healthcare in rural areas and demonstrate improvements in:

  • Patient health outcomes for the rural communities served
  • The delivery and quality of essential rural healthcare services by the end of the 3 year period of performance
  • Enhanced chronic disease management
  • Integration of mental/behavioral health services into the rural primary care setting
  • Increased engagement of patients and their caregivers

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.


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

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 32
Estimated total program funding: $6,400,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback Number: 800.310.4931
Passcode: 8468

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Cardiovascular disease · Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Diabetes · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health information technology · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Integrated service delivery · Medical homes · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics · Service delivery models

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