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Rural Veterans Health Access Program

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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
Dec 10, 2021

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Mikael Redmond

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Olusola Dada


The 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 objective 1 and at least one of objectives 2-4:

  1. Increasing access to care for underserved veteran populations, including geriatric, women, Native American, and minority veteran populations (required objective)
  2. Increasing care coordination for veterans seeking care both at the VA system and from other community providers, including the VA community care program
  3. Increasing access to mental health services, substance use disorder (SUD) services, or other healthcare services deemed necessary to meet the needs of veterans living in rural areas
  4. Increasing access to crisis intervention services and the detection of PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and other signature injuries for veterans in rural areas, which can include the referral of such veterans to medical facilities operated by the VA

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
Number of awards: Up to 3
Project period: 3 years
Total funding available: $900,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Care coordination · Critical Access Hospitals · Elderly population · Health information technology · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Veterans · Women

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