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Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program

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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.912
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 16, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Benjamin White

For grants management or budget questions:
Suzanne Stack


The Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program will provide funding for a single entity to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities that are struggling to maintain healthcare services.

The awardee will work with hospitals and their communities to find ways to address economic challenges, understand community health needs and resources, and work to ensure hospitals and communities can keep needed care locally.


Eligible applicants include domestic public or private nonprofit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $800,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

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

To locate application instructions:

  1. Open the announcement.
  2. Click on the package tab.
  3. Choose to preview the opportunity package.
  4. Click on the button that says download instructions.
  5. Application instructions will be in your browser download folder.
Tagged as
Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources

Organizations (3)

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