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Rural Hospitals – Funding & Opportunities

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MultiPlan Rural Health Grant Inactive
Grants to help healthcare providers in rural areas introduce or expand services, education, screenings and other programs aimed at improving the health of people in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2022
Sponsor: MultiPlan
Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) Inactive
Technical assistance and training for rural healthcare providers to build capacity in value-based care (VBC), with emphasis on efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety. The program's goal is to guide small rural hospitals and rural health clinics that are not currently participating in VBC to prepare for participation in a health system focused on value.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsor: National Rural Health Resource Center
Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application Inactive
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: Sep 1, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award Inactive
Award that honors an exceptional leadership team that has guided their rural hospital and community through transformational change and healthcare reform.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service Inactive
Monetary awards that honor health delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2022
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
American Hospital Association Next Generation Leaders Fellowship and Rural Scholarships Inactive
A fellowship program designed to empower healthcare leaders to bring about lasting change in the hospital and health systems in which they serve. CDC Project Firstline is funding 12 full scholarships of $10,500 each for 12 candidates 5-10 years from the C-suite at a rural hospital or health system and who are committed to transforming infection prevention and control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 9, 2022
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program Inactive
Funding to support rural health networks to address the need for more trained health professionals, which has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall program goal is to expand public health capacity by supporting healthcare job development, training, and placement in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB THNP) Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to care in rural and frontier communities using direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth technologies and to evaluate those services to establish an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of DTC telehealth care for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support projects that will expand, enhance, and sustain the delivery of effective healthcare in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 9/1/2022