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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

February 17, 2016

What’s New

Update: Funding Opportunity for Accountable Health Communities Model – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided clarification on its funding opportunity for the AHC Model, a program that aims to lower health care costs by linking health-related social needs to clinical care.  Rural providers should be aware that applications will be considered even if an organization is unable to screen 75,000 beneficiaries per year, as required for participation. According to a Q&A recently issued by CMS,  “applicants are encouraged to create partnerships with clinical delivery sites and other organizations to reach this target number. Specifically, within the AHC model, applicants are permitted to organize model participants, including community service providers and clinical service delivery sites. We encourage applications from rural, urban, suburban and other types of geographically spread areas to submit applications.” The Accountable Health Communities Model is currently accepting applications through March 31, 2016. For questions and further information, email


Delta Grant

February 11, 2016

Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

Route 66 Grants

January 26, 2016

Route 66 Grants

The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is dedicated to preserving the diverse history of U.S. Highway 66. The program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive, cost-share grants for building, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor. Cost-share grants are also available for planning, research, and education initiatives. Applications due April 1.

USDA Announces Webinar Schedule for the Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program

January 21, 2016

On January 27th, February 2nd, and February 18th (1 – 3 pm EST) the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host webinars focused on the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and will provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful grant application.  There will also be time for participants to ask the speakers specific questions about putting together an application.

Contact us soon to ensure you can attend the workshop that works best for your schedule!

Web Conference Information

Due to the limited amount of seats available for each session, interested parties must preregister with the RUS Loan Origination and Approval Division. Seats for each session will be reserved in the order in which the requests are received by the RUS.

To preregister, please contact Deborah Anderson or Gayle Buckner at (202) 720-0800 or email: and

The webinar information will be provided prior to the scheduled workshop sessions.


Please contact the RUS at with any questions about these events.

More information about the DLT Grant Program is available on our website at:

Accountable Health Communities: New Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2016

Community Prevention and Multi-Sector Stakeholder Web Forum Series

Advancing Accountable Health Communities: A New Funding Opportunity to Spur Clinical and Community Partnerships

RSVP Today!
Wednesday, January 20
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced a new $157 million funding opportunity, the Accountable Health Community Model (AHC) to better bridge clinical care and social services. The AHC model acknowledges the critical need to address underlying social determinants of health and equity and emphasizes clinical-community partnerships. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will award up to 44 cooperative agreements in three tracks. Please join our Web Forum to learn more details about the AHC Funding Opportunity Announcement from CMMI staff as well as reflections and insights specific to emerging opportunities this new funding will provide.


January 12, 2016 Deadline – Citizens Institute on Rural Design

January 7, 2015  Deadline January 12, 2016

Do you live in a rural community? Are you faced with a design challenge?

  1. Review the Eligibility requirements. The Request for Proposals for 2016-2017 is out now!
  2. Build a team: talk to local leaders, citizens, and organizations about partnering with you to host a workshop.
  3. Questions about the process? Check the FAQ‘s and register for  our pre-application assistance calls!
  4. Our application deadline for our 2016-2017 workshops is January 12, 2016. Apply here.

FORHP Funding Announcement: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (Quality)

January 6, 2016

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2016 Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement  Grant Program (announcement number: HRSA-16-019).  Application materials are available at:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities.  There are several changes to the program this year including alignment of the project with Delivery System Reform (DSR), demonstrating an improvement in health status, and showing a reduction in emergency department visits due to chronic disease.  Organizations will identify a patient population to track over the three-year project period, implement an evidence-based quality improvement model to provide a framework for improving care delivery, and use health information technology (HIT) to collect, report, and utilize information on cost and quality.