U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
01/29/21 11:59 PM ET
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit, for-profit, or faith-based entity, institution of higher education, health research organization, foundation, or tribal entity to improve health services in rural areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The purpose of this program is to assist rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations as well as provide information that will improve health care in rural America.
Due to the nature of rural policy analysis and formulation, rural organizations and health care providers often require timely information that is available only through specialized analysis of databases of information compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), other federal and state agencies, or private organizations. The recipient is responsible for collaborating with agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to compile and analyze data that is requested in a timely manner. The recipient will also collaborate with rural stakeholders to determine what data sets are needed. These collaborative efforts are vital because most rural groups and individuals do not have the capacity to store the data sets, the staff expertise to refine and analyze the data, nor the technology necessary to run statistical analyses.
The recipient is required to staff a rapid response data analysis team capable of responding within one to two business days to an estimated one to two data analysis requests per month from rural health stakeholders. In addition to data analysis requests, the recipient must also respond to an estimated five to seven technical assistance requests per month to help rural stakeholders find and use existing research and analysis products produced under this cooperative agreement. The recipient is also expected to design and complete two short term (three to six month) issue-specific rural health services research studies per year. Findings from these analyses will be used to help inform rural health care providers and stakeholders including states, relevant professional associations, organizations focused on improving access to quality health care services in rural communities.
GrantWatch ID#: 151765
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Period of Performance: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026 (5 years). Funding beyond the first year is subject to the availability of appropriated funds for the Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies Program in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-0655
Fax: (301) 443-0655
You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Deputy Director, Policy Research Division
Attn: Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-5905
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