Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
To provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other individuals and organizations in the Delta Region.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
7 USC 2008u, Public Law 92- 419, 7 U.S.C. 1921, Statute 7, 1921
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are consortiums of the following: regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, and/or economic development entities located within the Delta Region. Applicants are not eligible if they have been debarred or suspended or otherwise excluded from participation in Federal assistance programs under Executive Order 12549, "Debarment and Suspension." Applicants are not eligible if they have an outstanding judgement obtained by the U.S. in a Federal Court (other than U.S. Tax Court), are delinquent on the payment of Federal income taxes, or are delinquent on a Federal debt. Any corporation that has been convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the past 24 months or that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, is not eligible for funding.
Ultimate beneficiaries must be located in rural areas in the Delta Region.
An annual Federal Register notice will describe documentation requirements.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Pre-application coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must follow the procedures described in an annual Federal Register notice.
Applications are evaluated for eligibility for the program. Eligible applications are reviewed by the Agency and ranked according to published evaluation criteria. Applications are funded in rank order until available funds have been expended.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Applications are typically approved/disapproved within 60-90 days of receipt.
Applicants may appeal adverse decisions in accordance with 7 CFR Part 11. The Agency provides instructions on how to appeal with each adverse decision.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are evaluated based on 2 criteria: Rurality of the Project and Communities Served and Community Needs and Benefits Derived from the Project. Applicants should review the annual Federal Register notice for details on how these criteria will be scored.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to for the development of health care services, health education programs, health care job training programs, and/or for the development an expansion of public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No additional audit procedures are required for this program.
Expenditure reports must be submitted semi-annually using Form SF-425.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Availability of assistance varies each year. The Period of Performance is 1-2 years. Funds are disbursed as often as monthly, as requested by the recipient using Form SF-270.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact information for USDA Rural Development State Offices is available at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop 3253, Room 4208-South
Washington, DC 20250-1550 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$3,000,000.00; FY 19 est $3,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$3,000,000.00; FY 16 est $3,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average = $N/A Range = $50,000 (minimum) to $500,000 (maximum)
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects