North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Office of Rural Health (ORH)
Grants to North Carolina nonprofit rural health centers that provide care to underserved populations and communities for capital projects. Funding is intended to support innovative strategies that will improve health care quality, cost-effectiveness, and access to health care for rural residents.
Distribution of primary care providers in North Carolina has historically been skewed toward cities and larger towns. Rural residents, who often face transportation issues, find accessing primary care services difficult. Through the establishment of rural health centers, ORH enables local communities to provide access to their underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to receive needed primary care services due to geographic, economic, or other barriers. Thus, rural health centers have become an integral part of the health care safety net for North Carolina’s rural and underserved residents.
Through this Capital Project award, the rural health center will continue to develop and implement projects intended to increase quality-driven, cost-effective care to meet the transitions mandated through Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation and other industry trends. These funds may be used for a variety of projects including information technology components as deemed appropriate by ORH. In addition, these funds may include planned and unplanned structural improvements, upkeep, etc. of the facility/physical plant.
GrantWatch ID#: 175122
All funding must be expended by May 31, 2019. All invoices for completed and projected work must be submitted to ORH for reimbursement no later than May 31, 2019. If projections are included in the final invoice, the grantee must attest that all work will be completed by the end of the grant cycle.
To be eligible to apply for these funds, your organization must be deemed a 501(c)3 State-Designated Rural Health Center by ORH.
Grant funds must be used at physical locations where primary medical care is provided and may not be used for vehicles or to pay down loans.
Capital Project Grant Application Closing Date: Grant applications must be received by March 29, 2018. Only electronic copies will be accepted.
Project Period or Contract Term SFY 2018-2019: Awards are granted between July 1, 2018 and prior to March 29, 2019.
If the proposed capital project may result in an insurance claim or involves information technology, please contact your assigned ORH field staff prior to completing the application packet.
Applicants may apply for multiple funding options within the same application. Applicants should work through their assigned ORH field support staff prior to seeking additional funding and prior to submitting grant applications for multiple funding options.
All electronic applications and questions regarding the application should be sent to your ORH assigned field support staff (see below).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://ncruralhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Cz7YfputVDBa8B
Any issues or questions about the online survey can be emailed to:
For further information, contact:
North Carolina Office of Rural Health (ORH)
311 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
USA: North Carolina