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Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals

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.

Center for Optimizing Rural Health, Texas A&M University Rural and Community Health Institute
Jul 31, 2022



The Texas A and M University Rural and Community Health Institute provides targeted technical assistance for rural hospitals to improve quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges that are unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve. Assistance may be on-site and/or remote.

Common technical assistance support requests include:

  • Finance challenges
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Community engagement
  • Hospital board challenges
  • Grant writing

Eligible participants include:

  • Hospitals defined by the federal or state government as rural (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy eligibility tool)
  • All Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations
  • Rural hospitals evaluating healthcare services provided to the community

Entities participating in the Delta Region Health Systems TA or the Rural Healthcare Provider Transitions Project (RHPTP) program are ineligible. Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant or Small Rural Hospital Improvement Project program participants may apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a technical assistance opportunity.

Thirty hospitals are selected each year to participate. Five hospitals will receive Tier I status, and 25 hospitals will receive Tier II status. A table showing the program services by Tier is available in the FAQs.

Application process
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Fundraising · Governance of healthcare organizations · Grant writing · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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