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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Funding & Opportunities

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340B Drug Pricing Program
Allows certain facilities, such as Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes, to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications at reduced cost.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HUD Section 242: Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program
Loan and mortgage insurance program to help acute care hospital facilities with remodeling, expansion, modernization, equipment, refinancing, and acquisition.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)
Provides technical assistance, education, and support for healthcare providers in rural communities who are preparing for and participating in value-based payment models.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Accountable Care Consortium
Rural Hospital Leadership Award Inactive
Provides an educational stipend to a small or rural hospital administrator or chief executive officer to attend an AHA Annual Meeting or Health Forum Leadership Conference.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
National Health Service Corps Site Application Inactive
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthcare Connect Fund Inactive
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
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program Inactive
Tax incentives for investments in business or economic development projects in distressed rural or urban counties, including capital investments in healthcare facilities. Investors give to Community Development Entities who then offer low-interest financing to businesses; in return for their investment, investors receive a tax credit against their federal income tax.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2018
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service Inactive
Honors healthcare delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support projects that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective healthcare in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis Inactive
Awards funding to provide technical assistance, site implementation assistance, and other tracking and analytic activities to support Critical Access Hospitals participating in the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) Demonstration.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 13, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) Inactive
Funding to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Safety Net Advancement Center Grant Awards Inactive
This solicitation seeks proposals from safety net organizations seeking to overcome implementation challenges related to payment reform.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2016
Sponsor: National Safety Net Advancement Center
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program (SHCPQI) Inactive
The purpose of this program is to provide support to rural primary care providers for planning and implementation of quality improvement activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Provides funding to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program grantees to increase access to mental health services for veterans who live in rural areas via the use of networks, electronic communication, and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Inactive
Grants to states to assist Critical Access Hospitals with quality and performance activities, including: stabilizing rural hospital finance; integrating emergency medical services (EMS) into their health care systems; incorporating population health; and fostering innovative models of health care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program Inactive
Supports the development of formal rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 8/28/2018