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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
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
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants - Opioid
Grants to improve access to opioid treatment in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program
Grants to support rural primary care providers with the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2019
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
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: May 15, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Healthcare Connect Fund
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: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course
A course designed to teach directors, clinic administrators, and other Rural Health Clinic leaders how to operate a successful Rural Health Clinic. Upon course completion and the attainment of an 80% or higher exam score, participants will earn certification.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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 Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive
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
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
Ron Nelson Award Inactive
Recognizes and honors an outstanding leader and promoter of Rural Health Clinics.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsor: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Funding to a single organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. The awardee 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: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 2/21/2019