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Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.155
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 27, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Steven Hirsch

For grants management or budget questions:
James Padgett


The Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis program provides funding for a single entity to increase public and stakeholder awareness of the economic impacts of rural healthcare sectors on rural, state, and national economies. The program also intends to quantify the impact of rural healthcare and conduct analyses of the link between the health of the economy in a rural community and the health outcomes of the residents of those communities.

Required activities include:

  • Identifying and developing health impact and healthcare service sustainability tools which identify the critical role of healthcare in rural development and quantify their economic impact on rural communities
  • Conducting analyses and examining the relationship between the health of the economy in a rural community and the health outcomes of the residents of those communities
  • Disseminating research findings on the economic impact of health services in rural communities for HRSA and other rural stakeholders such as healthcare facility administrators or 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 website to disseminate findings and distribute healthcare service sustainability tools
  • Responding to HRSA and public requests, comments, and questions on a timely basis
  • 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 may include the following topics that will be determined in consultation with HRSA: direct and indirect costs to local and state economies associated with hospital closure; economic impact of programs placing providers in rural areas and relationships between economic status and health outcomes
  • Conducting webinars for rural stakeholders each year that highlight the work of the award recipient

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 and online application process are available through

Applicant webinar
January 8, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 888.282.0376
Participant code: 9697018

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Policy · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data · Sustainability of programs

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