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Rural Health Information Hub

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.

Quality Reporting and Peer Review Assistance for Rural Hospitals in Oklahoma
Customized technical assistance for rural hospitals in Oklahoma in the areas of evaluation, healthcare improvement, data, and reporting.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality
Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator
A 3-year initiative designed to eliminate rural health disparities by helping hospitals and clinicians provide high-quality evidence-based care. Assistance includes free access to evidence-based programs, consultants, networking, and recognition.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Rural Health Care Program – 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
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
SBA 7(a) Guaranteed Loans
Loan guarantees to financial institutions that provide loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital, equipment purchase, real estate purchase, building construction/renovation, business acquisition, and debt refinancing.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Small Business Administration
SBA Certified Development Company (504) Loan Program
Provides small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. 504 Loans are potential options for healthcare practitioners who want to build a new office or expand/renovate an existing medical building.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Small Business Administration
Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Funding that provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
South Carolina Office of Rural Health Revolving Loan Program
Loans for 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
Texas Rural Engagement Program
Technical assistance to rural communities, hospitals, clinics, and providers in Texas to improve healthcare workforce expansion activities and enhance the operations and financial viability of healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Texas A&M University School of Medicine, Texas A&M University School of Nursing
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Direct USDA loans and/or grants to purchase, construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development