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Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies

Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, IHE, Foundation,
or Tribal Entity to Improve Health Services in Rural Areas

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Conf. Date:

12/02/20

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151765

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Term of Contract:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All domestic public and private entities, non-profit and for-profit, are eligible to apply. Eligible entities may include, but are not limited to, public and private institutions of higher education, public and private health research organizations, foundations, tribes and tribal organizations, and faith-based entities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance: Webinar

Day and Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Call-In Number: 1-800-369-1935
Participant Code: 9104656
Weblink: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/rr_ta_hrsa-21-029/
Playback Number: 1-888-277-9385

Pre-Application Information:

The due date for applications under this NOFO is January 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

HRSA will issue the Notice of Award (NOA) prior to the start date of July 1, 2021.

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Currently, the Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:
• Dun and Bradstreet (http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)
• System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov)
• Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/)

Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328414

Contact Information:

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:
Kimberly Dews
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
Email: kdews@hrsa.gov

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Sarah Young
Deputy Director, Policy Research Division
Attn: Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research
Studies
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-5905
Email: SYoung2@hrsa.gov

GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

93.155

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-21-029

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