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Delta Health Systems Implementation Program

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
Jun 24, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Suzanne Snyder, MSW

For grants management or budget questions:
Marie Mehaffey
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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
  • Improving transitions of care and discharge planning
  • Optimizing emergency department operations
  • Implementing revenue cycle best practices to increase point of service collections
  • Reducing readmissions
  • Improving transitions of care and discharge planning
  • Implementing performance measurement systems
  • Utilizing data analytics
  • Clinical documentation integrity training
  • Expanding telehealth services
  • Enhancing cybersecurity
  • Recruitment initiatives
  • Implementing new technology to increase clinical efficiency
  • Simulation training
  • Leadership training

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

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

Award ceiling: $400,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Application process

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

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Access · Delta Region · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency preparedness and response · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · Missouri · Tennessee

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