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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Hospitals

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

Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for small hospitals in rural, persistent-poverty areas to help prepare and assist them in moving from a fee-for-service and volume based payment system to one that is dependent on value and quality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2018
Sponsor: National Rural Health Resource Center
Idaho Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)
Funding to support Critical Access Hospitals in Idaho for healthcare quality and performance improvement projects. Activities should focus on quality improvement, financial and operational improvement, and innovative population health initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Idaho
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant Program
Grants to Critical Access Hospitals in rural North Dakota for revenue cycle management analysis, chart audit activities, development of collaborative population health activities, and development of programming in response to identification of unmet community health and health service needs.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant
Grants to help small, rural hospitals in Minnesota create and/or implement a strategic plan that will preserve access to health services or respond to changing conditions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
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: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Duke Endowment Health Care Grants
Awards funding to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina working to address quality and safety of care, access to care, prevention of chronic disease, and improving the health of communities. Supports small rural hospitals with capital funding, technology development, and education and training programs.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Sponsor: The Duke Endowment
Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the Kerr Foundation target area in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation
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 or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
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: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
BNSF Railway Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide in areas near BNSF rail lines.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation