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FY2020 Rural Health Communities Awards

HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded over $35,000,000 to more than 50 rural health organizations across 33 states as part of a sustained federal effort to increase access to high quality care in rural communities.

Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program

$10 million to support vulnerable hospitals in rural communities through the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program.

Grantee Name City State Award Total
The National Rural Health Resource Center Duluth MN $10,000,000

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Rural Health Research Center Program

Nearly $5 million to support the Rural Health Research Center Program to conduct rural research to assist providers and policy-makers at the federal, state and local levels to better understand problems faced by rural communities. This research informs population health improvement efforts, including health care access and delivery.

Grantee Name City State Award Total
University of Kentucky Lexington KY $700,000
University of Maine System Portland ME $700,000
Regents of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN $700,000
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC $700,000
South Carolina Research Foundation Columbia SC $700,000
East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN $699,043
University of Washington Seattle WA $700,000

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Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program

Over $680,000 through the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program to develop an integrated rural network for HIV care and treatment in 4 states with the heaviest rural HIV burden.

Grantee Name City State Award Total
ARCARE Augusta AR $100,000
Kentucky Health Center Network Incorporated Mount Sterling KY $100,000
Pikeville Medical Center Inc. Pikeville KY $83,165
Cherokee County Health Services Council, The Tahlequah OK $99,729
Rural Health Project Inc. Enid OK $100,000
Stigler Health & Wellness Center, Inc. Stigler OK $100,000
Care South Carolina Hartsville SC $100,000

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Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program

Over $8 million to support the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program across 10 states.

Grantee Name City State Award Total
Dardanelle Regional, LLC Conway AR $749,999
University of Arkansas System Little Rock AR $749,960
Sonora Community Hospital Sonora CA $749,888
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield MA $750,000
Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, Inc. Oxford MS $749,999
Duke University Durham NC $750,000
Research Foundation For The State University of New York, The Syracuse NY $732,350
Wright State University Dayton OH $750,000
Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR $750,000
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Bethlehem PA $750,000
Henry County Medical Center Paris TN $742,726

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Rural Telementoring Training Center

Nearly $1 million to establish the new Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC).

Grantee Name City State Award Total
The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio San Antonio TX $999,893

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Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center

Nearly $2 million to support the Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program which will conduct and maintain a comprehensive evaluation of nationwide telehealth investments in rural areas and populations and conduct research to expand the evidence base for rural telehealth services.

Grantee Name City State Award Total
University of Arkansas Little Rock AR $949,995
University of Iowa Iowa City IA $950,000

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Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)

$8.8 million awarded to 30 organizations across 23 states as part of the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP).

Grantee Name City State Award Total
ARCARE Augusta AR $300,000
Emory University Atlanta GA $300,000
The Queen’s Medical Center Honolulu HI $300,000
Hospital Cooperative Inc., The Pocatello ID $300,000
Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Weiser ID $300,000
CommonSpirit Health Chicago IL $300,000
Indiana Rural Health Association Linton IN $276,900
Indiana University Health, Inc. Indianapolis IN $299,647
Trustees of Indiana University Bloomington IN $300,000
Pikeville Medical Center Inc. Pikeville KY $299,993
University of Maryland Baltimore MD $299,787
MaineHealth Portland ME $188,002
Penobscot Community Health Center Bangor ME $300,000
University of Missouri System Columbia MO $299,998
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson MS $300,000
St. Peters Health Foundation Helena MT $300,000
East Carolina University Greenville NC $299,994
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Winston-Salem NC $299,853
University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM $300,000
Catskill Regional Medical Center Harris NY $290,562
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute Pittsburgh PA $300,000
Geisinger Clinic Danville PA $297,655
Sanford Health Sioux Falls SD $300,000
Maury Regional Hospital Columbia TN $300,000
Intermountain Health Care, Inc. Salt Lake City UT $299,692
University of Vermont & State Agricultural College Burlington VT $299,137
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. La Crosse WI $300,000
Marshfield Clinic Marshfield WI $300,000
West Virginia University Research Corporation Morgantown WV $298,212
Teton County Hospital District Jackson WY $300,000

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2020