Applications for USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Program are due Oct. 12

September 17, 2021

Track One: Rural Recovery Grants: $5.4 million available for rural Washington hospitals

Washington State is seeking applications from rural non-profit hospitals, clinics, PHDs, FQHCs, Federally recognized Tribes and local government entities for sub-awards ranging from $25,000 to $1 million. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and open Oct. 12, 2021. Awards are available until funding is exhausted. This three-year grant begins Nov. 1, 2021, and requires match funding. Match funding may be available through the Washington State Broadband Office. Track One funds may be used for immediate pandemic support, medical supplies, reimbursement of COVID-19 expenses, telehealth services/expansion, infrastructure renovations/expansions and emergency planning. COVID-19 expenses incurred prior to grant award can be included in the total funding request (and the eligible period is between March 13, 2020, and Nov. 1, 2021). For full details on eligibility and how to apply please reference the USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Program website and application guide (Track One).

Track Two: Rural Impact Grants of $5 million-to-$10 million per award

USDA has $125 million in funding to provide rural communities support for advancing ideas and solutions to solve rural health care problems and to address the long-term sustainability of rural health care. They are seeking applications from regional consortiums, networks and collaboratives in rural communities (or serving rural communities) for awards ranging from $5 million-to-$10 million. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12, 2021.

This three-year grant begins Jan. 1, 2022, and requires match funding. Track Two funds may be used for the creation/scaling of a regional partnership/consortium to plan, implement or evaluate models that address regional health care problems and sustainability; creation/scaling of evidence-based models and sharing of lessons learned; needs assessment and program development/implementation/evaluation to address success, health outcomes, sustainability and replicability; or technical assistance costs, indirect costs, and cost of developing a methodology to evaluate the ROI for grant funds received.

Submit your completed application to the USDA Rural Development state office for Washington State. For full details on eligibility, scoring and how to apply please reference the USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Program website and application guide (Track Two).

For additional information on how to receive assistance with the application process or match funding, please contact Tianna Fallgatter at (Tianna Fallgatter)


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