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Rural Health Research Center Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 23, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Karis Tyner

For grants management or budget questions:
Bria Haley


The purpose of the Rural Health Research Center Program is to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers at the federal, state, and local levels to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to quality, affordable healthcare services.

RHRC recipients will conduct policy-oriented health services research on rural issues and synthesize the results into reports easily understood by a non-technical policy audience.

The awards provided through the RHRC Cooperative Agreement Program are designed to provide support for a four-year research center with a specific area of research concentration. The Cooperative Agreement Program will support health services research projects but excludes clinical/biomedical research and the use of funds for delivery of services.


Public or private, nonprofit or for-profits organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $700,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Number of Awards: 8
Total Funding Available: $5,600,000

In this funding cycle, applicants may apply for optional supplemental funding of up to $250,000 per year. Supplemental funds may be used to build upon projects funded through the base award or expand into additional research areas.

Application process

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

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Access · Policy · Research methods and resources

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