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Rural Health Learning Collaborative Recording and Funding Opportunity Information

March 3, 2016

The group additionally would like to provide you with information on a current funding opportunity that may be of interested:

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (“Center”) has just launched a new mini-grant program that builds on its work to date. The Center will select up to five public health agencies, or their designated agents, that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of a cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement. Eligible CJS arrangements must include a minimum of three jurisdictions of any size, or, two jurisdictions if the combined population is 50,000 or greater.

Applications in this first round will be considered on a rolling basis, starting on February 15 and until June 10, 2016, or until all five grants are awarded, whichever comes first. The amount of each award will be up to $10,000 for a project period of up to six months. Selected teams are expected to work with Center staff, who will provide technical assistance during the implementation of the projects, and to be available to share the results and lessons learned from their projects with appropriate audiences. Priority for funding will be given to proposals that address specific areas of learning described in the Call for Proposals (CFP). Funding for this initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will be the Center’s administrative partner for this effort.

We thank you again for your continued support of the Rural Health Learning Collaborative.

Now Open: 2016 NHSC Scholarship Program

March 1, 2016

NHSC Scholarship Program


Accepting applications through April 28, 7:30 p.m. ET

2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 433 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.


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

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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.