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Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 8, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jennifer Burges

For grants management or budget questions:
James Padgett


The Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis program provides funding for a single entity to quantify and describe the economic impacts of local healthcare sectors on rural economies to provide information to assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders in improving healthcare in rural areas. Topic areas may include sustainability of services and minimum population requirements as it relates to healthcare and the economic vitality of rural communities, including rural tribal communities.

Required activities include:

  • Developing an annual work plan and appropriate projects in consultation with HRSA that quantify the economic impact of rural healthcare services in rural communities and provide information for the purpose of improving healthcare in rural areas
  • Developing research products that support activities to improve healthcare in rural areas by providing economic impact information about topics such as the effects of policy changes on the financial viability of rural hospitals, the ability of rural areas to attract and retain health professionals, and access to and quality of healthcare in rural areas
  • Disseminating research findings on the economic impact of health services in rural communities for HRSA and other rural stakeholders such as healthcare facility administrators and local, county, and state officials
  • Expanding public and stakeholder awareness of the importance of the economic impact of the rural healthcare sectors on rural, state, and national economies
  • Developing and maintaining a web presence to disseminate research findings
  • Responding to HRSA requests, comments, and questions within a timely manner
  • Systematically seeking out resources such as economic studies or health services research on a range of issues relevant to rural health and economic development
  • Assisting HRSA and other rural health stakeholders, on an annual basis, in quantitatively understanding the economic impact of key rural facilities and workforce
  • Producing reports during each year of the period of performance, which will be determined in consultation with HRSA
  • Sharing research findings
  • Submission of all finalized research products to the Rural Health Research Gateway
  • Designing and implementing dissemination strategies of the research results to multiple audiences interested in rural health issues in the form of policy briefs; journal manuscripts; responses to health policy programs and experts; webinars; and presentations at national, state, and regional conferences

Eligible applicants are domestic public or private, nonprofit, and for-profit entities, including:

  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Health research organizations
  • Foundations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $225,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Access · Community and economic development · Healthcare quality · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data · Sustainability of programs

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