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Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Nov 9, 2018

Craig Baarson

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The Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant Program supports small hospitals in developing strategic plans for improving access to health services, or in implementing transition projects to modify the type and extent of services provided, based on an existing plan. Applicants should identify how the project will serve diverse populations, especially populations experiencing inequities and disparities.

When developing or implementing a plan, applicants must address:
  • Improving community access to hospital or health services
  • Changes in service populations
  • Availability and upgrading of ambulatory and emergency services
  • Extent that the health needs of the community are not currently being met by other providers in the service area
  • Need to recruit and retain health professionals
  • Extent of community support
  • Integration of healthcare services and coordination with local community organizations

Eligible applicants are small, rural hospitals that fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Non-federal, nonprofit, general acute care hospitals
  • Located in a rural area or located in a community with population of less than 15,000
  • Have 50 or fewer beds
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $45,000
Award floor: $5,000
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $300,000

At least one-half of the total cost of the project must be matched from non-state sources.

Application process

A link to application instructions is available on the program website.

Applications may be submitted by:

Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Golden Rule Building
85 E. 7th Place, Ste. 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

Craig Baarson

Tagged as
Access · Emergency medical services · Health disparities · Hospitals · Integrated service delivery · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Service delivery models · Minnesota

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