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Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

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

Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of March 1, 2023)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. Areas with a March 1, 2023 project period start date are eligible to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Registered Nurse Training Program
Funding to enhance nursing education and practice to advance the health of patients, families, and communities and improve health outcomes. The overall goal is to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings to address and manage social determinant of health factors and improve health equity and health literacy in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies Program
Funding to prepare nurses to serve as nursing clinical faculty and preceptors to newly hired or transitioning licensed nurses in a variety of care settings in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of April 1, 2023)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. Areas with an April 1, 2023 project period start date are eligible to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of May 1, 2023)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population (areas served with a project period start date of May 1, 2023).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Grants to support community-based child health projects that improve the health of mothers, infants, children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2022
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
340B Drug Pricing Program
Allows certain facilities, such as Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC look-alikes, to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications at reduced cost.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2022
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics as academic geriatricians or academic geriatrics specialists. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, 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 Medicare Shared Savings Program or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund
Claims reimbursement at the national Medicare rate for eligible healthcare providers administering authorized COVID-19 vaccines to underinsured individuals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services