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The Rural Assistance Center
P.O. Box 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Phone: 1-800-270-1898
Fax: 1-800-270-1913

Contact RAC if you are looking for information or potential sources of funding for future programs or research.

Funding Opportunities

Bureau of Health Planning Funding Opportunity Announcement

Request for Applications

Solicitation Number: 67-28


Applications Due: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HHS Announces Funding for National Prevention Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of grants for community health programs. The Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards Programs is designed to establish a national effort to create a network of partnerships and resources to promote health and wellness, educate and train, and establish communication programs for all community populations, regardless of social and economic barriers and race and ethnicity. Both 1 year (up to $75, 000 for project period of 1 year) and 3 year (up to $500,000 for project period of 3 years) awards are available. Successful applicants will be individual organizations that coordinate multiple partners in activity implementation.

Applications are due March 3, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. (ET).

A pre-application webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET).

For more information go to

HealthyWoman Program (HWP)

The Department of Health (DOH) has released A RFA (Request for Application) to select a vendor to administer the HealthyWoman Program (HWP) for the time period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.

Through the competitive RFA process, DOH will be accepting applications for statewide breast and cervical cancer screening services from Pennsylvania institutions and organizations for HWP. DOH wants to continue its funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings and to promote early detection of breast and cervical cancer. The RFA provides further information about HWP guidelines, limitations and amount of funding.

For instructions on how to access the RFA, please see instructions below:

The RFA has been posted to the DGS website, below are instructions on how to view it there

1. Click on the DGS link-
2. Click on Doing Business with the Commonwealth - on left side
3. Click on Procurement - on left side
4. Click on Search for Contracts - in the middle of the page
5. Click on Solicitations - left middle of the page
6. Type in solicitation number which is 67-22
7. Click on Search
8. Scroll down to see it
9. Click on the number (67-22) to view the files (there are three)

New Home Health Agency Grant available

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has announced $540,000 in grant funding to Home Health Agencies in Pennsylvania to increase the efficiency and improve the workflow of home health nurses.

An organization may submit only one application, in which the funding amount requested cannot exceed $180,000. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for acceptable applications that meet the provisions of the grant.

Questions about the application must be submitted to:

Applications should be sent to by November 18, 2013.

CMS Announces Demonstration Ombudsman Program Funding


CMS will accept three rounds of applications. Applications will be due to CMS on:

On June 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) designed to support states in providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with more person-centered, coordinated care through Demonstration Ombudsman Programs.  Through this new opportunity, states can apply for funding to develop independent Demonstration Ombudsman Programs to support their current demonstrations through the Financial Alignment initiative.  These programs will provide beneficiaries with access to new resources and person-centered assistance in resolving issues related to the demonstration. These programs will also monitor beneficiary experience and offer recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the states, and participating plans on how the beneficiary experience could be improved.  A fact sheet on the announcement is available at:

For more information on the Financial Alignment Demonstration, see

USDA Announces the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program


Applications due July 26, 2013

The focus of the Rural Health and Safety Education Program in FY2013 is on community-based, outreach education and extension programs that provide individuals and families with: a) Information as to the value of good health at any age; b) Information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; c) Information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health; d) Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and e) Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners.  More information on the funding opportunity can be found at

USDA Rural Development Announces Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (DLT) Funding


Paper and electronic applications are due on August 12, 2013

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (DLT) is designed specifically to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. Through loans, grants and loan/grant combinations, advanced telecommunications technologies provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents.  More information on the program can be found at


Paper Application Deadline: 07/15/13
Electronic Application Deadline: 07/10/13

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications from qualified non-profit organizations and higher education institutions to help rural cooperatives develop new markets for their products and services.

The grants may be used to conduct feasibility studies, create business plans, help rural cooperatives develop markets and provide training for cooperative leadership.

Individual grants of up to $200,000 are awarded competitively on an annual basis to Rural Cooperative Development Centers, which in turn provide technical assistance to individuals and cooperatives.

For information on how to apply, see page 30848 of the May 23, 2013 Federal Register: