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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.

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
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services 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: Feb 5, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Comprehensive Primary Care
Funding to support capital infrastructure projects that aim to increase access to comprehensive primary care and integrated care services in rural and low-income communities throughout Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
Awards grants to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Healthy Hearts Northwest: Improving Practice Together
Provides 15 months of technical assistance to small-to-medium-sized primary care practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Practices will create plans to utilize health information technology and data reporting for quality improvement, and will receive assistance in implementing external practice quality improvement related to heart health.
Geographic coverage: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation