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Flex Rural Veterans Health Access 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: 93.241
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 30, 2018
Application: Feb 12, 2019

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Owmy Bouloute

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Olusola Dada


The Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program provides funding for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.

Proposed projects should target at least one of the program objectives:

  1. Increasing care coordination for veterans seeking care both at the VA system and from other community providers, including through the VA Community Care program
  2. Increasing access to mental health services, substance use disorder services, and other healthcare services deemed necessary to meet the needs of veterans living in rural areas
  3. Increasing access to crisis intervention services and the detection of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other signature injuries for veterans in rural areas and for referral of such veterans to medical facilities operated by the VA

Solutions can include education, resource development, regional approaches, networks, health information technology, and telehealth/telemedicine.


Only states (current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals) are eligible to apply for funding under this program. The Governor designates the eligible applicant from each state.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Number of awards: Up to 3
Project period: 3 years
Total funding available: $900,000

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to and copy by November 30, 2018. Instructions for the letter of intent are provided in the application instructions.

Applicant webinar recording
Playback Number: 866.367.6718
Passcode: 65900

Tagged as
Access · Care coordination · Critical Access Hospitals · Health information technology · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Veterans

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