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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Medicaid

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

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
American Rescue Plan Provider Relief Fund New Distributions
Relief funds for hospitals and other healthcare providers to support expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19. The application portal will open on September 29, 2021. $17 billion is available for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic. An additional $8.5 billion in relief funds is available for providers who serve rural patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Health Care Foundation Unsolicited Proposals
Accepts unsolicited funding requests from organizations working to improve access to coverage and care for low-income populations, advance people-centered care, and inform decision makers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Health Care Foundation
Quality Payment Program Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices
Customized technical assistance for clinicians in small practices, including those in rural locations, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and Medically Underserved Areas to help them participate and succeed in the Quality Payment Program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Quality Reporting and Peer Review Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma
Customized technical assistance for Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma in the areas of evaluation, healthcare improvement, data, and reporting.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma Office of Rural 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, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Minority Research Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NCOA Grants for New Benefits Enrollment Centers Inactive
Grants to community-based nonprofits to serve as Benefits Enrollment Centers that work to find and enroll eligible adults in 5 core federal benefit programs. Focuses on serving certain target population groups, including people living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Council on Aging
South Dakota Tobacco Control Program Tobacco Disparities Grant Inactive
Grants for tobacco prevention and control activities in South Dakota that are aimed at reducing disparate tobacco use among youth and young adults, American Indians, pregnant women, people of low socioeconomic status, and people with behavioral health conditions.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
Sponsor: South Dakota Department of Health
CMS Health Equity Award Inactive
An honorary award to recognize an organization that demonstrates a commitment to health equity by reducing disparities among the CMS beneficiaries they serve, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and those living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS Office of Minority Health