Funding for Healthcare Facilities

Connected Care Pilot Program

Provides funding to healthcare providers to offset costs associated with providing connected healthcare services to patients, with an emphasis on connected services for veterans and individuals with low income. Funds may cover up to 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity for patients and providers, certain network equipment, and information services necessary for the delivery of connected care services to patient populations that may otherwise have difficulty accessing care.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 8, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model: Community Transformation Track

Provides funding to transform healthcare delivery systems in rural communities using the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. Supports the implementation of a community-developed healthcare system redesign strategy that utilizes innovative payment and service delivery models to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for rural residents. The model offers providers increased operational and regulatory flexibility and capitated reimbursement to help reduce costs and ensure a more stable, sustainable, and better performing system of rural healthcare.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Community Facilities Relending Program

Provides loans to eligible lenders who re-lend the funds to economically distressed rural areas for the construction or improvement of essential community infrastructure, such as hospitals, medical and dental clinics, childcare centers, street improvements, and public safety services. Offers technical assistance and financial expertise to help high or persistent poverty areas gain access to capital, improve community facilities and services, and enhance the quality of life for rural residents.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Offers grants to assist rural areas facing extreme unemployment and economic decline with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive

Supports planning activities to assist rural communities in developing integrated healthcare provider networks. Promotes the strengthening of rural healthcare systems by achieving efficiencies, expanding access to care, increasing care coordination, and improving basic healthcare services. Encourages rural networks to target several clinical priority areas, including the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs).

Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program Inactive

Offers grant funding to assist rural healthcare providers in the planning and development of integrated health networks to provide quality HIV care and treatment in rural communities. Helps providers meet unaddressed community health needs related to HIV in areas such as early diagnosis, comprehensive care, support services, and innovative service delivery models. Focuses planning efforts in seven states identified by the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative as having disproportionate rural rates of HIV diagnosis. Seeks to improve health outcomes for people with HIV and reduce new HIV infections by expanding access to HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and support services; increasing the use of health information technology and telemedicine; and promoting service coordination and quality across the continuum of HIV care.

Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program Inactive

Works to prepare and encourage physicians to practice healthcare in rural communities. Funds the planning and development of programs to train residents in rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, public health, preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
The Rural Health Care Program Inactive

Offers a discount on telecommunication expenses and network equipment for healthcare facilities to increase connectivity and access to broadband in rural areas to provide and improve healthcare.

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell program) - Competitive Inactive

Assists medical examiners and forensic pathologists in efficiently handling the immense need for autopsies that has resulted from opioid-related overdose deaths. Seeks to provide accelerated and improved forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services by funding expenses related to personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and more.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell Program) - Formula Inactive

Assists states in meeting the increased need for autopsies due to opioid-related overdose deaths by improving the quality and efficiency of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Offers funding by formula to enhance personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and other components of forensic examination.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program Inactive

Enhances the work of medical examiners and coroners in the U.S. by providing funds to agencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduated Medical Education (ACGME) to recruit qualified applicants for fellowship programs. Improves medical and legal death investigation services by assisting medical examiner and coroner agencies actively seeking accreditation through an independent accrediting organization.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI) Inactive

Provides funding to intermediary organizations that deliver financial and technical assistance to recipients to help meet the needs of their communities in eligible rural areas. Recipients use funds for projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects in rural communities.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program Inactive

Aims to increase the number of primary care physicians capable and willing to provide care to rural and/or underserved communities by funding accredited residency training program improvements in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics. Works to reduce healthcare expenses, improve care quality, and increase access to healthcare by preparing and encouraging residency graduates to serve in rural and/or underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Inactive

Funds to support new and existing medical and dental residency training programs in community-based, ambulatory patient care settings. Helps address health professional shortages by supporting efforts to encourage and prepare residents to offer high-quality healthcare to rural and underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication-Assisted Treatment (RCORP-MAT Expansion) Inactive

Provides funds to increase the number of hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in high-risk rural communities. Seeks to provide individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural communities more access points to receive evidence-based MAT and related healthcare and services to support treatment, such as transportation assistance or referrals for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and mental health services.

Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2019
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Supplemental Funding Inactive

Seeks to expand access to quality integrated behavioral healthcare services at health centers receiving Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program (H80) funding. Provides behavioral health services to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder (OUD), and co-occurring physical conditions. Supports activities related to workforce expansion, professional development and training, telehealth, health information technology (HIT), enhancing clinical workflow and practice transformation, and building outreach and community partnerships.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Health Center Program New Access Points (NAP) Inactive

Provides funding to establish new health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to underserved communities, including rural, migrant, and homeless populations and public housing residents. Aims to increase the number of individuals who receive primary healthcare services, improve patients' overall health status, and reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities. Supports health centers operating on a permanent, full-time basis that address issues of healthcare accessibility and affordability in areas with shortages of health services.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Inactive

Funds to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs) by helping health centers employ evidence-based strategies, including prevention and treatment services as well as mental health services, to meet the needs of the population served by the health centers and expand access to services.

Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program - Supplemental Funding Inactive

Funds health centers' efforts to address local behavioral health needs, specifically those related to mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural and other medically underserved communities. Aims to increase behavioral health and primary care services offered in communities with high need and high demand by expanding the trained professional and paraprofessional workforce to establish interprofessional healthcare teams in federally funded healthcare facilities.

Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program - New Geographic Service Areas Inactive

Funds primary healthcare and support services in an outpatient setting for low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations living with HIV in new geographic service areas. Helps provide HIV testing, diagnostic services, referral to healthcare and support services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and other services to enable people with HIV to live healthy lives.

Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Improving Hepatitis B and C Care Cascades; Focus on Increased Testing and Diagnosis Inactive

Supports state and local health departments working with external partners and stakeholders on the prevention, care, and treatment of the hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses by increasing testing for HBV and HCV among high-risk populations that include people who inject drugs (PWID) and individuals in high-burden geographic areas. Works to inform the public and make individuals aware of their infection status in order to connect people to care and treatment services.

Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)