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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) Funding & Opportunities

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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
SBA 7a Loans
Provides loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital; equipment purchase; real estate purchase; building construction or 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 Organization Consortium
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Provides grants to improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Ron Nelson Award Inactive
Recognizes and honors an outstanding leader and promoter of Rural Health Clinics.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
Healthcare Connect Fund Inactive
Provides funding to healthcare providers for telecommunications and Internet access services, as well as network equipment, at a flat discounted rate of 65 percent. Participants can apply as a member of the consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program Inactive
Provides tax incentives for investments in business or economic 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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2017
Sponsor: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
National Health Service Corps Site Application Inactive
Provides recruitment and retention assistance to healthcare facilities located in a Health Professional Shortage Area.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2017
Sponsor: National Health Service Corps
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants Inactive
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, but include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
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: Jan 3, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Health Center Expanded Services Supplemental Funding Inactive
Funds support increased access to preventative and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and/or enabling services at existing health center sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2015
Sponsor: 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
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Will award funding for one organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. Awardees will work to inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 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
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Inactive
Provides graduate medical education payments to support community-based training. Payments will cover the costs of new residency programs in community-based ambulatory primary care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2013
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 5/16/2017