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Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Health information technology

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

Tribal Health Program Support
Technical assistance and training for tribes that provides public health information, advocacy tools, policy analysis, and health promotion and disease prevention programming with the goal of elevating the health status of tribal citizens.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
West Virginia Hospital Assistance Grant Program
Grants for financially vulnerable hospitals in West Virginia for at-risk patient care services or health information systems technology sharing.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: West Virginia Health Care Authority
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
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
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
Coordinated state application to HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of the needs of Minnesota's small rural hospitals. Funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in the categories of value based purchasing, accountable care organization, and payment bundling.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Texas Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Inactive
Grants to help small rural hospitals in Texas with 49 beds or less with their quality improvement efforts and their adaptation to changing payment systems through investments in hardware, software, and related trainings.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2022
Sponsors: Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health
Small and Critical Access Hospital Assistance with National Healthcare Safety Network Antibiotic Use Option Reporting Inactive
Funding to assist small hospitals in Tennessee with the monthly fee and startup costs to institute a software surveillance system that would allow them to report into the National Healthcare Safety Network Antibiotic Use (NHSN AU) Option Reporting.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application Inactive
CMS eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be exempted from the Medicare Promoting Interoperability payment adjustment if they can show that compliance with the requirement for being a meaningful EHR user would result in a significant hardship. Eligible hospitals and CAHs may submit a hardship exception application each year for a maximum of 5 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology Inactive
Funding to address emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of health information technology. Projects should address one of two areas: (1) health equity and social determinants of health through innovative, open-source technology tools and electronic health records; and (2) the use of equity-enhancing patient-generated health data for clinical care and research. Populations of focus include indigenous persons, Pacific Islanders, and people who live in rural areas, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 30, 2022
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Smart Rural Community Showcase Award Inactive
Honors rural communities that have achieved high levels of broadband activity and have used it to support innovative practices in industry sectors, such as healthcare, agriculture, safety and security, and economic development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2022
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association