- Federal Grants
Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center is a consolidated assistance center for federal grant opportunities relevant to rural health.
Funding Programs through U.S. Department of Agriculture
Find links to funding sources for community development including community health facilities.
Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program is a federal grant awarded every three years to projects that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery through collaboration, adoption of an evidence-based or promising practice model, demonstration of health outcomes, and sustainability.
Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Network Development Program
The HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program is a federal program that emphasizes service delivery through collaboration. The grantee must form a consortium with at least two additional partners.
Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program
The federal HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program's legislative purpose is to expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of essential healthcare services and to enhance the delivery of healthcare in rural areas. Check the link above for the next grant cycle.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program
The federal U.S Department of Agriculture Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program is designed to specifically meet the educational and health needs of rural Americans.
Universal Service Fund
The Universal Service Administrative Company administers the Universal Service Fund providing communities across America with affordable telecommunications services.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administers grant programs that further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies in America.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life and expanding the economic opportunity for rural Americans. The agency does this by providing various loan and grant programs to help meet the diverse needs of small rural communities for housing, businesses and critical infrastructure.
Physician Bonus – Medicare 10 Percent Rural Bonus
Under this federal program, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services gives a ten percent bonus payment (excludes technical or diagnostic services) provided within the geographic health professional shortage area (HPSA). (Note: this program isn't available to practices certified as rural health clinics.)
- National Resources
Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Health Information Hub is a consolidated assistance center for opportunities and resources relevant to rural health.
Rural Research Gateway
The Rural Research Gateway is a tool to find publications and information on projects funded through the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Grants
Check regularly for federal grant opportunities. New grants come up often.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Find links to funding and resources for community development, including health facilities.
- Private Grants
Cambia Health Foundation
The Cambia Health Foundation provides grants for healthcare transformation, health of the underserved, and innovations in palliative care.
The Cargill Foundation supports programs that have a meaningful impact in communities.
Empire Health Foundation
The Empire Health Foundation focuses in the areas of access, education, research and public policy in the seven county region of Eastern Washington. The seven counties are: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams and Whitman.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
The Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Foundation promotes the physical health and well-being of low-income and vulnerable populations by improving the environmental and social conditions affecting them and their communities and by increasing access to high-quality healthcare through support of the safety net.
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation makes grants in communities where the Cheney Lumber Company was active. The foundation's goal is to improve quality of life in those communities by making grants to a wide range of activities.
Milbank Memorial Fund
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve health by helping decision makers in the public and private sectors acquire and use the best available evidence to inform policy for healthcare and population health.
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
Inland Northwest Community Foundation
Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) is a non-profit corporation that serves 10 counties in Eastern Washington and 10 counties in North Idaho. INWCF services help people who care about the region accomplish their charitable goals.
Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
The Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation's mission is to fund worthy projects that advance the practice of family medicine and ultimately benefit the patients served by the Washington State family physicians.
Washington Dental Service Foundation
The Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDS) is a non-profit funded by Washington Dental Service, committed to lasting approaches to improving the oral health of Washington's residents. The foundation's mission is to prevent oral disease and improve overall health.
National Rural Funders Collaborative
National Rural Funders Collaborative (NRFC) supports a broad spectrum of rural strategies for investment and best practices.
- Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Maternal Care Target Area (MCTA) Provider Survey
The Washington State Department of Health, on behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is conducting a short survey of the primary care, dental, and mental and maternal health professionals in your county. These designations are the prerequisite for more than 30 federal and state programs such as National Health Service Corps loan repayment and scholarship program, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments for physician services, and enhanced reimbursement opportunities for qualified rural health centers.
Your participation in this survey is very important and we are grateful for your time and support.
Please ensure you review the survey instructions prior to starting. If you have questions about HPSA designations, the new MCTA supplementary scores, the related federal/state programs, or any survey-related concerns please email HPSA designations.
- State Grants
State Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
Washington State is participating in the State Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to promote the objectives of the Critical Access Hospital Program.
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program
The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant (SHIP) grant program helps small hospitals meet federal government hospital regulations.
Washington State Emergency Medical System (EMS) Grant Program
The Washington State Emergency Medical System (EMS) Grant Program is available through the Trauma Care Fund.
Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council
The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council offers an infrastructure assistance database as a resource for locating funding or technical assistance in Washington State.
Washington Health Care Facilities Authority
The Washington Health Care Facilities Authority was created by the legislature in 1974 to provide a new source of capital funding for modern, well equipped and reasonably priced healthcare facilities.
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