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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Residency Planning and Development Program Technical Assistance Inactive
Funding to establish a single technical assistance center that will support HRSA’s anticipated Rural Residency Planning and Development program that is expected to begin in fiscal year 2019.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA) Inactive
Funding for a single entity to provide technical assistance to HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program grantees as they work to build capacity and implement programs that support the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning Inactive
Planning grants designed to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder in rural counties identified to be at the highest risk. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program Inactive
Funding for a single entity to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities that are struggling to maintain healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral healthcare for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Awards funding to one organization to provide technical assistance to beneficiaries of FORHP quality initiatives, such as grantees, Critical Access Hospitals, and other rural providers, including: data collection and analysis; understanding measure specifications; benchmarking and target-setting; developing and implementing efficient and effective improvement strategies; and tracking the outcomes of quality improvement efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Funding to a single organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. The awardee will work to inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Funding to a single entity to provide data and conduct analysis to inform improvement efforts in Critical Access Hospitals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services