VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The VA Office of Rural Health provides funding, technical
assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities.
Funding is available for VA applicants to implement two
types of programs that support rural Veterans' health and
Rural promising practices are practices that have
gone through a rigorous review and show
significant impact, based on specific criteria:
- Increased access
- Strong partnerships
- Clinical impact
- Return on investment
- Operational feasibility
- Customer satisfaction
Enterprise wide initiatives use telehealth and
other technologies to expand national VA programs to
sites that serve rural veterans in the areas of:
- Primary care
- Specialty care
- Mental health
- Workforce training and education
- Care coordination
- Health IT modernization
Applications are only accepted from facilities within the
VA to fund VA staff and programs.
Based on the Rural Promising Practices, the VA Office of
Rural Health encourages facilities to partner with local
organizations and agencies, using VA funding to multiply
the impact of programs and services.
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding
To support the adoption of the Rural Promising Practices,
VA staff provide mentored implementation to help new
sites establish programs through training, supporting
documents, ongoing technical consultation, and initial
Initial funding is available to support
implementation of Enterprise Wide Initiatives in VA
facilities across the country.
Award amounts vary. Initial funding allows VA facilities
to accumulate workload for up to 3 years so that programs
may be sustained with annual VA workload allocations.
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Care coordination · Elderly population · Health information technology · Health workforce education and training · Mental health · Primary care · Research methods and resources · Specialty care · Telehealth · Transportation · Veterans
For complete information about funding programs, including your
application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided
for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes
or monitor application status.