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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)

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: 93.301
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Jan 16, 2017

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Kimberley Dews, Grants Management Specialist

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Bridget Ware, SHIP Program Coordinator


The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) helps rural hospitals of 49 beds or less do any or all of the following:

  • Purchase equipment and/or training to attain value-based purchasing provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Join or become accountable care organizations, or create shared savings programs per the ACA
  • Purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with meaningful use, ICD-10 standards, and payment bundling

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state will be the official grantee and will act as a fiscal intermediary for all hospitals within their state. This is a new and competing continuation announcement. Eligible applicants include current SORHs receiving SHIP, as well as SORHs not previously funded who meet eligibility requirements.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $14,571,000
Applicants should budget approximately $9,000 per hospital.

Application process

Links to the online application and full announcement are available through

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

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