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Rural Veterans Health Access Program

About the Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-19-023
Dates to Apply: 11/14/2018 to 02/12/2019
Bureau/Office: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 08/01/2019
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Veterans Health Access Program (RVHAP).  The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide funding to states to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed health care services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.  Award recipients can implement a variety of strategies to improve the capacity of critical access hospitals (CAHs) and other rural health care organizations to provide services that meet the needs of veterans living in rural areas.  Award recipients can also assist providers in making connections to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system to coordinate care for rural veterans using community health care providers as well as the VA system.

Who Can Apply

Only states (current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified critical access hospitals) are eligible to apply for funding under this notice.  HRSA will accept only one application from each state.  The Governor designates the eligible applicant from each state.

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