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Grants to North Dakota Hospitals to Improve Health Infrastructure in Rural Areas

North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #147783

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $15,000 to North Dakota rural hospitals to sustain the rural healthcare infrastructure by strengthening critical access hospitals thereby maintaining access to care for rural residents. A technical assistance conference call will be held on September 25. Funds may be used for financial assessments by a qualified accounting firm, as well as strategic implementation activities.

By applying the components of Flex (State Rural Health Plan, conversion to critical access hospital, network development, quality improvement and emergency medical services integration initiatives), the program fosters the growth and sustainment of rural collaborative healthcare systems across the continuum of care.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) are eligible to apply for Flex subcontract funding.

NOTE: Rural Hospital Flexibility funds cannot be used to purchase or acquire real property or to improve existing property; for building and/or physical structural improvements; or for the purchase of food.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Technical Assistance Call will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM CT. Participants interested in a review of the guidance; question and answer session should call: 1.866.809.4014 (passcode: 7773294#).

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants can apply for more than one grant, but must submit separate applications.

E-mail completed application (required) to:

Award notification will occur on Monday, December 15, 2014.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Up to 7.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Work must be completed by August 31, 2015.

Contact Information:

Angie Lockwood, Project Coordinator

UND Center for Rural Health
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
501 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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