Skip to main content

Minnesota Rural Community Clinic 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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 15, 2018
Application: Feb 27, 2019

Debra Jahnke


The Community Clinic Grant Program provides funding to plan, establish, or operate clinical services for low-income populations and/or populations living in rural areas of Minnesota.

Eligible projects include:

  • Providing specific clinical services
  • Building or renovating clinic space
  • Establishing, updating or improving information, data collection, or billing systems
  • Procuring, modernizing, or replacing equipment used in the delivery of direct patient care
  • Providing improvements for care delivery, such as increased translation and interpretation services
  • Improving the ability to provide clinical care to vulnerable populations

All grantees must provide clinical medical, preventative, dental, or mental health primary care services and utilize a sliding-fee scale or other method to ensure no person will be denied services because of inability to pay.

Entities eligible to apply for funding include:

  • Nonprofit clinics established to provide health services to low-income or rural population groups
  • Governmental entities providing clinical services
  • Tribal governments or Indian Health Service units providing clinical services
  • Consortium of the above entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $45,000
Expected number of awards: 10-13
Total funds available: $561,000

Application process

Links to application instructions and forms are available on the program website.

Applicants are required to submit pre-applications by November 15, 2018. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a final application, with a deadline of February 27, 2019.

Submit pre-applications in person or by mail to:

Postal address:
Debra Jahnke
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Courier/hand delivery:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health an Primary Care
85 E 7th Place, Ste. 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tagged as
Capital funding · Clinics · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Rural Health Clinics · Minnesota

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.