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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.301
Sponsors
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Jan 3, 2019
Contact

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Jeanene Meyers
301.443.2482
jmeyers@hrsa.gov

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Potie Pettway
301.443.1014
ppettway@hrsa.gov

Individual facilities may contact their State Office of Rural Health.

Purpose

The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) helps rural hospitals of 49 beds or less in meeting value-based payment and care goals for their respective organizations, through:

  • Purchases of hardware, software, and training
  • Join or become accountable care organizations and/or create shared savings programs
  • Purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with quality improvement activities, such as advancing patient care information, promoting interoperability, and payment bundling

Each State Office of Rural Health (SORH) submits an application to HRSA on behalf of eligible hospital applicants in its state. The SORH is the official award recipient of record and serves as fiscal intermediary for all eligible hospitals within the state.

Eligibility

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state will be the official grantee and will act as a fiscal intermediary for all eligible small rural hospitals within their state.

Eligible small rural hospital is defined as a non-federal, short-term general acute care hospital that is located in a rural area and has 49 available beds or less, as reported on the hospital’s most recently filed Medicare Cost Report.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $12,000 per eligible hospital per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 47
Estimated total program funding: $18,771,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Accountable Care Organizations · Capital funding · Health information technology · Healthcare quality · Hospitals



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