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Rural Health Research Center Program

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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
Feb 21, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jennifer Burges

For grants management or budget questions:
Potie Pettway


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 healthcare and population health.

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 and nonprofit entities, faith-based organizations, community-based 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: 7
Total Funding Available: $4,900,000.00

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback number: 203.369.2036
Passcode: 121019

Tagged as
Policy ยท Research methods and resources

Organizations (3)

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