HRSA posted the “Targeted Rural Health Research Grant Program” announcement (HRSA-09-167) on February 13th. HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) will award funds to organizations to develop rural health research studies on a selected number of topics that concern issues of national significance in the area of rural health services.
The topics are:
- Rural Health Clinics—Discuss finance in terms of utilization and/or service mix
- Rural Hospital Leadership—Examine leadership in response to changes in the healthcare marketplace and this topic may include hospital administrators, hospital board members, and key hospital staff
- Frontier Health Service Delivery—Address healthcare services from across the spectrum of care including mental health, substance abuse, public health, primary care, etc
- Public Health Workforce—Address issues concerning recruitment, retention, pipeline development, etc
The grant will be for approximately $450,000 is expected to fund up to three new awards for the grant program. The maximum amount per award is $150,000 and will be for an 18 month project and budget period. Eligibility is open to any public, private, and non-profit organization including faith-based and community organizations.
Grant proposals are due on April 13, 2009. The project start is 9/01/09 and is scheduled to be completed 2/28/2011.