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Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofit Hospital
in Rural Areas for Capital Improvements

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 11:59 PM CT


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit hospitals in rural areas for capital improvements. Eligible expenses include the construction of existing or new spaces and the purchase and installation of new equipment. The goal of the program is to update or replace hospital equipment and facilities to improve hospital operations in small, rural hospitals.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163092

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Estimated number of awards: 12

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Term of Contract:

June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2025

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible applicant for this grant program is a not-for-profit, nonfederal, general acute care hospital in Minnesota that also satisfies the following criteria:

- Is located in a rural area, or in a community with a population of less than 15,000 according to United States Census Bureau statistics, and is outside the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area;
- Has 50 or fewer beds; and
- Certifies that at least one-quarter of the grant amount, which may include in-kind services, is available for the same purposes from non-state resources.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- Fundraising
- Taxes, except sales tax on goods and services
- Lobbyists, political contributions
- Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted online through the online grant portal no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday January 29, 2021.

All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email or phone to Craig Baarson at the contact information listed below. Answers will be posted on a weekly basis at
Please submit questions no later than January 21, 2021.

Applicant hospitals must certify that at least 25 percent of the grant request amount will be matched from non-state sources.

MDH anticipates notifying all applicants via email of funding decisions by March 16, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Craig Baarson

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