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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.

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, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Public Health Informatics and Technology Workforce Development Program Inactive
Funding to increase the number of public health professionals trained in informatics and technology with an emphasis on improving public health reporting through modern standards and computing. Through an interdisciplinary approach to data science and managing public health information, the program is designed to build capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, other minority serving institutions, and other colleges and universities to educate and diversify the future public health workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2021
Sponsors: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California MAT Access Points Project: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Telehealth Expansion Project Inactive
Grants to develop, enhance, and/or expand telehealth infrastructure to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2021
Sponsors: California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21) Inactive
Funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Kentucky Provider Assistance Program Mini-Grant Inactive
A mini-grant for eligible pharmacies, providers, hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals in Kentucky to offset vendor fees associated with connecting to Kentucky Health Information Exchange.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsor: Kentucky Health Information Exchange
North Carolina Rural Health Centers Program - Medical Access Plan and Project Grants Inactive
Funding for state-designated rural health centers in North Carolina to provide access to high quality, cost-effective primary medical care for underserved communities in the state.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2021
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Arkansas Charitable Clinics Program Inactive
Funding for volunteer-based safety-net healthcare organizations in Arkansas for the purchase of supplies, equipment, or the provision of approved healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2021
Sponsors: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, 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, payment bundling, or care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Program Inactive
Assists small rural hospitals in Minnesota with funding for projects to update, modernize, remodel, or replace aging hospital facilities and equipment necessary to maintain operations.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care