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Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Nov 30, 2018

Emma Distel


The Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care coordinates a state application to HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of the needs of Minnesota’s small rural hospitals. Funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in the categories of value based purchasing, accountable care organization, payment bundling, or care transitions.

Specific funding priorities and ineligible expenses are listed in the application instructions.


Small rural hospitals in Minnesota with 49 or fewer beds are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants can request $12,000. The actual award is estimated to be between $10,000 - $12,000, depending on the number of hospital applications nationwide.

The estimated grant period is June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and the application form are available on the program website. Allowable items from the Purchasing Menu are listed on the application form.

To be included in the state consolidated application, hospitals must email the completed form to by November 30, 2018.

Tagged as
Accountable Care Organizations · Health information technology · Health workforce education and training · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Minnesota

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