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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

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

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement
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
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: Apr 15, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement
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
Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Louisiana Practice Management Consultation
Consultation services to build and sustain the capacity of community health systems to provide integrated, efficient, and effective healthcare services with the goal of improving the health status of Louisiana residents in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Mississippi Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP)
Provides loans to municipalities and counties in Mississippi for the improvement of public facilities and infrastructure, including hospitals, sewer systems, and water supply systems.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
Rural Healthcare Peer Exchange and Professional Development Program for CAHs
Provides travel support for individuals or small groups from Critical Access Hospitals to meet with similar entities from other areas of the state and share information, ideas, and successful approaches to improving quality and access to healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Rural Practice Incentive Program for Communities
Provides funding to assist rural practice sites to recruit and retain qualified primary care physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
SBA 7a Loans
Provides loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital; equipment purchase; real estate purchase; building construction or renovation; business acquisition; and debt refinancing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Small Business Administration
South Carolina Revolving Loan Program
Loans to rural healthcare facilities and providers in South Carolina for capital funding needs.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Office of Rural Health