The Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program is a community-based program designed to expand, enhance, and sustain health care delivery in rural communities.
The overarching goals for the program are to:
- Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities
- Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services
- Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services
- Improve population health, and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability
In addition to funding programs through the Regular Outreach track, applicants may take part in a national effort that targets rural health disparities through a second track called the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI). HRHI seeks to address the underlying factors that are driving growing rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death, which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke.
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entity with demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations
- Represent a network composed of participants that: Include at least three or more health care provider organizations; and are rural, urban, nonprofit, or for-profit entities, with at least 66 percent of network members located in a HRSA-designated rural area
- Not previously received a grant under this program for the same or similar project, unless the entity is proposing to expand the scope of the project or the area that will be served through the project
Contact: Benoit Mirindi at 301.443.3986 or BMirindi@hrsa.gov.