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Health Information Technology in Rural Healthcare Funding & Opportunities

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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 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2018
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, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)
Awards funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2018
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
Offers 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
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Loans and loan guarantees for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Community Connect Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Grants for communities without broadband service to provide residential and business services and connect facilities, such as police and fire stations, healthcare, libraries, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program Inactive
Grants to promote the planning and development of 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
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Inactive
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 purchasing provision; join or become an accountable care organization; purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Advance Interoperable Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange Inactive
Awards will fund interstate and intrastate efforts to provide training, education, and technical assistance services to minimize barriers and support care providers with incorporating health information exchange to improve care coordination, population management, and measurement reporting. This funding is intended to focus on populations and care settings where health IT adoption and use lags behind, including rural and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2016
Sponsor: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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
Health Center Controlled Networks Inactive
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies. Also supports quality improvement measures designed to improve patient health outcomes and reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive
Grants for the use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps), to expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to care for patients in treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Inactive
Funding to support organizations receiving funding under Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. Funds may be used to purchase and/or improve health information technology (HIT) capacity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2013
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 6/22/2018