Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)

Announcement Number:

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Date(s) to Apply:
10/14/2015 to 12/15/2015

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).  The purpose of the SHIP is to help small rural hospitals of 49 beds or less, do any or all of the following: 1) enable the purchase of equipment and/or training to help hospitals attain value-based purchasing provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); 2) aid small rural hospitals in joining or becoming accountable care organizations, or create shared savings programs per the ACA; and 3) enable small rural hospitals to purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with meaningful use, ICD-10 standards, and payment bundling.

Are you eligible?

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state will be the official grantee of record, as they will act as a fiscal intermediary for all hospitals within their state.  This is a competing continuation announcement.  Eligible applicants include current SORHs receiving SHIP, as well as SORHs not previously funded who meet eligibility requirements


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Bridget Ware

Phone: (301) 443-3822

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