Funding opportunities are announced in our monthly e-newsletter. Please follow the links below to learn more about a particular opportunity.
Announced in November 2014
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (Network Planning). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network, if the network participants do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Health care networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care providers and health care service organizations align resources and strategies, achieve economies of scale and efficiency, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers. Closing Date for Applications: Jan 9, 2014. Full posting here.
Announced in September 2014
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
This is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities. Proposed projects will be grounded in an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in order to avoid reinventing the wheel. Projects based on an evidence-based
or promising practice model have shown to be effective in addressing the community's need, improving the health status of its residents and sustaining the project beyond Federal funding. The lead applicant organization must be a rural non-profit or rural public entity that represents a consortium/network
of three or more health care providers. Closing Date for Applications: Nov 14, 2014. Full posting here.
National Health Service Corps - Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical students (MD and DO) in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years or half time for at least 6 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Closing Date for Applications: Nov 13, 2014. Full posting here.
Announced in July 2014
Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grants(HRSA-15-016)
This announcement solicits applications for New Access Point (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The FOA details the eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. NAPs will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations in the area to be served. Closing Date for Applications: Aug 20, 2014. The full posting can be found here.
Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program(HRSA-15-003)
This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Part A funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area (EMA) or a transitional grant area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. A comprehensive continuum of care includes the 13 core medical services specified in law, and appropriate support services that assist people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH) in accessing treatment for HIV/AIDS infection that is consistent with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Treatment Guidelines. (See http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov) Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care beyond these core services may include supportive services that meet the criteria of enabling individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to access and remain in primary medical care to improve their medical outcomes. HRSA/HAB recognizes that Part A EMAs and TGAs must use grant funds to support and further develop and/or expand systems of care to meet the needs of PLWH within the EMA/TGA and strengthen strategies to reach minority populations. Closing Date for Applications: Sep 19, 2014. The full posting can be found here.
Announced in June 2014
Fiscal Year 2014 ACA Health Center Expanded Services (HRSA-14-148)
HRSA has released the FY 2014 Health Center Expanded Services (ES) supplemental funding opportunity (HRSA-14-148) for current Health Center Program grantees. ES funding will support increased access to comprehensive primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or vision services, at existing health center sites. To qualify for ES funding, applicants must propose to expand existing primary care medical capacity by adding new medical providers, increasing the availability of medical services, and/or expanding hours of operations. HRSA will award approximately $300 million through formula-based supplements. For a full questions and answers overview go to here.
Service Expansion Grants from HHS
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of up to $300 million in Health Center trust fund dollars. The grant dollars will go toward service expansions including behavioral, oral, and vision services as well as expanded service hours and increased provider capacity. Read the HHS press release here.
Announced in April 2014
National Health Service Corps Site Application
The cycle is now open to those who have never been approved as an NHSC site. Please refer to the NHSC’s Site Reference Guide for all of the program requirements. For the upcoming application cycle, only sites that have never been approved as NHSC sites are eligible to apply. All completed applications must be submitted by June 16, 2014, at 11:59 pm, ET to be considered for an award.
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and to support them in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive approach that uses evidence-based quality improvement strategies, such as practice facilitation, designed to improve the capacity of primary care practices to implement new PCOR evidence into the delivery of care. Applicants must work with primary care practices to utilize PCOR findings to improve the percentage of patients successfully managing blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and who are receiving advice and support from health care professionals about taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and to quit smoking. Applications must also rigorously evaluate their initiatives and contribute to an overarching evaluation. Application due date: June 3, 2014 For full Application information go here.