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State Offices of Rural Health Program (SORH)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.913
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 1, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Rachel Moscato, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Kimberly Dews


The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy provides grants to assist states in strengthening rural healthcare delivery systems by maintaining a state office of rural health (SORH) within each state.

Required activities for each SORH include:

  • Maintain a clearinghouse for collection and disseminating information on rural healthcare issues, research findings relating to rural healthcare, and innovative approaches to the delivery of healthcare in rural areas
  • Coordinate the activities carried out in the state that relate to rural healthcare, including providing coordination for the purpose of avoiding redundancy in such activities
  • Identify federal and state programs regarding rural health and provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit entities regarding participation in programs

States with State Offices of Rural Health are eligible to apply. Only one applicant from each state is eligible, based on the designation of the governor.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $230,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Expected number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $11,500,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording
Playback number: 888.562.8229
Passcode: 120820

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