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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Technology for health and human services

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

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application
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: Nov 30, 2019
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program
Grant support for nonprofit community-based outreach programs that provide free oral cancer screenings and education to the public, especially underserved communities, that lack access to oral health care due to geographic and/or economic hardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research projects focused on health challenges and the development of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions to reduce health risks for rural populations in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
Sponsor: The Duke Endowment
Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grants
Grants to improve broadband communications services in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Dec 19, 2019
Sponsor: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program
Low-interest loans for healthcare entities in North Dakota to build their health information technology infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Sponsor: North Dakota Health Information Technology
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, 2019
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
Loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Smart Rural Community Grant
Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association