Emergency Rural Health Care Grants: Track two: Impact Grants

Deadline: 10/12/2021

Amount: $5 million–$10 million

Website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rd-erhc-tracktwoapplicationguide-final508.pdf


The purpose of the program is to support projects in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and to support long-term, sustainable healthcare services — including the development of holistic healthcare programs (that blend behavioral care and other medical services), the expansion of telehealth services, and more. In your application, you can request funding for:

  1. Establishing a regional partnership to implement a model that supports the long-term sustainability of rural healthcare
  2. Establishing an evidence-based model that organizations in your community can replicate
  3. Identifying a health-related problem within your community and developing a solution
  4. Establishing a methodology to calculate impact measures
  5. Covering the cost of technical assistance necessary for project implementation
  6. Paying professional service fees associated with the grant request

Eligible applicants:

  1. A public body, such as a municipality, county, district, authority, or other political subdivision of a state. State public bodies are not eligible for assistance under this program.
  2. A nonprofit corporation or association. Applicants, other than nonprofit utility applicants, must have significant ties with the local rural community. Such ties are necessary to ensure to the greatest extent possible that a facility under private control will carry out a public purpose and continue to primarily serve rural areas.
  3. Federally-recognized Tribes, including a political subdivision of a Tribe, in a rural area