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Delta Health Systems Implementation 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
May 18, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Suzanne Snyder, MSW

For grants management or budget questions:
Eric Brown
301.945.9844 contact center:
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HRSA contact center:
TTY: 877.897.9910
HRSA contact page


The Delta Health Systems Implementation Program will provide funding to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare access in rural areas of the Delta region.

Hospitals should work to improve healthcare in rural areas through projects in these focus areas:

  • Financial and operational improvements
  • Implementation of quality improvement initiatives
  • Expansion of telehealth services and financial/operational systems enhancements
  • The development of new service lines to address the needs of the community, including populations in the community that have been historically underserved

Implementation projects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing inpatient and swing bed volume
  • Increasing outpatient services
  • Developing new service lines
  • Reducing readmissions
  • Improving transitions of care and discharge planning
  • Optimizing emergency department operations
  • Implementing revenue cycle best practices to increase point of service collections
  • Expanding telehealth services
  • Implementing performance measurement systems
  • Utilizing data analytics
  • Enhancing cybersecurity
  • Clinical documentation integrity training
  • Simulation training
  • Leadership training
  • Implementing new technology to increase clinical efficiency

Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit entities within the Delta region, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
252 counties and parishes within the 8 state Delta region
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $404,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $2,020,000

Application process

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

April 5, 2023 webinar recording

April 13, 2023 webinar recording

Tagged as
Access · Delta Region · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · Missouri · Tennessee

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