Development and Coordination of Rural Health Services
For the development and coordination of rural health services. To establish and maintain an information center for collecting and disseminating information on rural health care issues, research findings relating to rural health care and innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in rural areas.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Social Security Act, Section 711, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 912).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Public or private entities with a service commitment to and experience with rural issues at a national level. Applicant must directly employ a project director with a professional record in national rural health and/or social services policy issues, and directly employ staff for the Information Center, with exceptions only through written agreement with ORHP.
The rural health information clearinghouse is a gateway to information on rural health and social services for residents in rural areas of the United States and for all others interested in these issues.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA notice of funding opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Up to 6 months.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be reviewed and rated on the applicant's ability to address the following areas to: (1) develop and maintain a rural health information clearinghouse; (2) track emerging and ongoing rural health issues and identify ways to solicit and distribute information for key stakeholders concerned about rural health care; (3) work collaboratively with ORHP to prioritize key issues and develop information resources to share with callers and web users; (4) gather, organize, and index information from a wide range of sources that deal with aspects of rural health care; (5) make referrals, avoid duplication of services, and ensure that rural residents are directed to appropriate resources for their information needs; (6) provide support to the "Improve Rural Health Care" Initiative and play a key role in broadly disseminating promising practices from rural communities; and (7) experience in working with the full range of key rural interest groups, along with knowledge of rural health and of the key individuals and organizations involved in ensuring availability of health care in rural areas.
How may assistance be used?
All funds awarded are to be expended solely for carrying out the approved activities in accordance with the intent of the cooperative agreement as stipulated in the notice of award.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Awardees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
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
Awards are made annually for a project period of up to 5 years. Awardees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17W41D, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone:(301) 443-5982.
Steve Hirsch, Program Coordinator, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy,
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17W41D, Rockville, Maryland 20857
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$2,100,000.00; FY 19 est $2,100,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$2,100,000.00; FY 16$2,100,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average award is $2,100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for state, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable. Awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects