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Arkansas Rural Health Services Revolving Fund

Grants to Rural Arkansas Health Care Systems to Address
Issues Related to Chronic Disease in the Community

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Arkansas Department of Health

Deadline Date:

01/01/16 2:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 to rural Arkansas health care systems in communities of 15,000 or fewer residents for activities related to chronic disease prevention in the community. The grant opportunity will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to the first responder. The awardee will help support improvements of rural hospitals, provided emergency and non-emergency medical services and other health care efforts and strategies.

Specifically, this current funding cycle of the Rural Health Services Revolving Fund Grant program is to target Chronic Disease Prevention at the community level and to coordinate activities with Hometown Health Improvement such as but not limited to:

- Support improvement or transition initiatives of rural hospitals
- Provide needed emergency medical services
- Provide non-emergency medical services
- Support other efforts to improve the health or the health care system of the community
- Support local community strategic planning efforts
- Provide community- or county-wide assessments with populations of 15,000 or less

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167410

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum state funding available per entity is $2,000.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Health Care System

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to obtain funding from this Program, the following requirements must be met at the time of application:

-The applicant must be in a community with a population of 15,000 or less according to the 2010 Federal Decennial Census (US Census Bureau portal:

- The applicant program, if relevant, must participate in the state Medicaid program or be willing to enroll in the program

- The applicant must identify the source and furnish proof of the cash match

-Applicants must show strong community collaboration documented by Letters of Agreement and collaboration from two (2) of the following representatives: Either the County Judge or Mayor and either the Hometown Health Improvement Chair or the Local Health Unit Administrator.

- Failure to sign in ink will result in a disqualification due to a non-responsive application

Pre-Application Information:

Funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis to the first Health Care Systems that respond to this proposal.

Funds requested by applicants shall be matched on a 50% - 50% cash basis by the applicant.

Communities having completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in the last five (5) years may be eligible for a 75% grant – 25% cash match. A Community Health Needs Assessment (e.g. County specific youth and/or adult surveys, Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment or contact the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care to determine viability of the instrument used) is defined as a comprehensive plan for health system improvement.

Contact Information:

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

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