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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Healthcare business and finance

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

Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award
Award that honors an exceptional leadership team that has guided their hospital and community through transformational change and healthcare reform.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP)
Technical assistance for rural healthcare providers to build capacity in value-based care (VBC), with emphasis on efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety. The program's goal is to guide small rural hospitals and rural health clinics that are not currently participating in VBC to prepare for participation in a health system focused on value.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Rural Health Resource Center
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, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs
Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past Economic Development Administration projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2021
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Hospital Association Equity of Care Awards
Honorary awards that recognize hospitals and health systems that have achieved a high level of success in advancing diversity and health equity through data, leadership, cultural awareness, and partnerships.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2021
Sponsors: American Hospital Association, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
Quality Payment Program Exceptions
The opportunity to apply for exceptions to meeting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program requirements.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Rural Energy Technical Assistance Project
Direct technical assistance for rural communities in Alaska to help improve sustainability and lower operating costs of rural sanitation systems and healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
American Hospital Association Next Generation Leaders Fellowship and Rural Scholarships
A fellowship program designed to empower healthcare leaders to bring about lasting change in the hospital and health systems in which they serve. CDC Project Firstline is funding 12 full scholarships of $10,500 each for 12 candidates 5-10 years from the C-suite at a rural hospital or health system and who are committed to transforming infection prevention and control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Hospital Association