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North Carolina State Designated Rural Health Centers Support Grants

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North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Mar 21, 2022

Beth Blaise

Dorothea Brock


The North Carolina Office of Rural Health provides funding for state-designated rural health centers which provide access to underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to receive needed primary care services due to geographic, economic, or other barriers. The program supports the development of sustainable models of care and partnerships with community-based organizations to secure access to transportation, food, housing, and personal violence resources.

Funding may be used for:

  • Medical Access Plan (MAP) - Assists North Carolina residents that cannot afford primary healthcare coverage by providing reimbursement for the following medically necessary onsite, face-to-face encounters: x-rays, in-house labs, surgery, practice provider services, prophylaxis, and telemedicine.
  • Behavioral Health (BH) Funds Assists North Carolina residents that cannot afford behavioral health and mental health counseling services by providing reimbursement for on-site, face-to-face behavioral health encounters with the following providers: licensed social workers, advanced practice registered nurses, and psychiatrists.
  • Operating/Infrastructure Funds support operations that provide access to primary care for the population in the service area through the creation of systems and processes that promote organizational sustainability

Funding preferences for each award category can be found in the application instructions.


Applicants eligible to become new state-designated rural health centers (SDRHC) are 501(c)(3) nonprofit, community-owned organizations that are not currently funded through an NC Office of Rural Health SDRHC grant and that seek to serve a rural, underserved service area and uninsured target population with one or more permanent service delivery site(s).

Current North Carolina Office of Rural Health state-designated rural health centers may apply as continuing applicants.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

The maximum total for each grant award is dependent upon demonstrated need at the rural health center and is contingent upon funding availability.

The project period is one year, with the option to renew for a year 2.

Application process

Links to application instructions, forms, and templates and the online application are available on the program website.

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Access · Behavioral health · Health information technology · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · Integrated service delivery · Medical homes · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · North Carolina

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