1. Home
  2. Rural Health
  3. Grants & Programs
  4. Rural Hospital Programs
  5. Targeted Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals Program (TTAP)

Targeted Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals Program (TTAP)

TTAP targets hospitals that are at risk of closing. Since 2018, we’ve helped 150 rural hospitals across 38 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.

How does TTAP help rural hospitals?

TTAP helps rural hospitals maintain healthcare services. We offer free technical assistance to hospitals who participate. The Center for Public Health Practice and Research (CPHPR) at Georgia Southern University provides this technical assistance.

TTAP works with hospitals and their communities to:

  • Understand community health needs
  • Address community priorities
  • Ensure they can keep health care
  • Address their unique economic challenges

How might TTAP help hospitals solve issues?

  • Determine health care options that meet the community need
  • Identify ways to save money
  • Advise on grant writing courses
  • Teach hospitals how to market themselves

How does TTAP help hospitals through technical assistance?

Each year, we help five hospitals on-site.

This may include:

  • A complete needs assessment
  • Change-management strategies
  • Mentoring

Each year, we provide remote technical assistance to hospitals that applied, but were not selected to receive on-site TA.

This may include:

  • Financial benchmarking assessment
  • Operational and financial management resources
  • Webinars

Note: Your hospital can apply for on-site help the following year.

Can my facility participate?

TTAP is open to hospitals nationwide.

This includes:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals
  • Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

How can I apply for technical assistance?

TTAP accepts applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 31st. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for the next program year. Technical assistance will begin in March.

Contact Us

Jeanene Meyers
TTAP Program Coordinator
Phone: 301-443-2482

Date Last Reviewed: