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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 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, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Health Center Controlled Networks
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies and to leverage technology to participate in value-based care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program
Low-interest loans for healthcare entities in North Dakota to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsor: North Dakota Health Information Technology
Sid W. Richardson Foundation Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Texas that address education, health, human services, and arts/culture.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsor: Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Virginia Health Safety Net Grants
Funding for projects to grow and strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net by developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, or strengthening infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Health Care Foundation
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for developing new clinical decision support to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based research findings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Program
Assists small rural hospitals in Minnesota with funding for projects to update, modernize, remodel, or replace aging hospital facilities, record systems, and equipment necessary to maintain operations.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for research projects designed to extend the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based clinical decision support beyond the initial clinical setting or institution in which it was originally developed and implemented, thereby extending the impact on clinical practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services