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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant 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
Dec 15, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Alexa Ofori, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Benoit Mirindi

FORHP requires applicants to contact their State Office of Rural Health and notify them of their intent to apply.


The Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program is a community-based program designed to expand, enhance, and sustain healthcare delivery in rural communities.

The overarching goals for the program are to:

  1. Expand the delivery of healthcare services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities
  2. Deliver healthcare services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services
  3. Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of healthcare services
  4. Improve population health, and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability

In addition to funding programs through the Regular Outreach track, applicants may take part in a national effort that targets rural health disparities through a second track called the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI). HRHI seeks to address the underlying factors that are driving growing rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death, which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke.

For information about previously funded projects, browse Outreach Directories and Sourcebooks on the Rural Health Information Hub website.


Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entity with demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations
  • Represent a network composed of participants that: (1)Include at least 3 or more healthcare provider organizations; and (2)Are rural, urban, nonprofit, or for-profit entities, with at least 66% of network members located in a HRSA-designated rural area
  • Not previously received a grant under this program for the same or similar project, unless the entity is proposing to expand the scope of the project or the area that will be served through the project
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Regular Outreach Track:

  • Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
  • Expected number of awards: 45

Healthy Rural Hometown Initiatives (HRHI)Track:

  • Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
  • Expected number of awards: 15

Project period: 4 years
Estimated total program funding: $12,750,000

Application process

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

FORHP requires applicants to contact their State Office of Rural Health and notify them of their intent to apply.

Applicant webinar recording:
Playback Number: 866.461.2738
Passcode: 101320

Tagged as
Access · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare needs and services · Networking and collaboration · Population health · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention

Resources (3)

  • Sourcebook: Rural Health Outreach Grant Program, 2015-2018, 07/2018, view details
  • Sourcebook: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program, 2018-2021, 07/2021, view details
  • Rural Project Examples from the FORHP Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program, view details

Organizations (3)

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