Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rural Healthcare Grants Available

The Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council requests applications for the fifth cycle of their grant program. The grant program is designed to help expand access to healthcare for rural residents and to help improve the health infrastructure and primary care services in the state.

The grant program, a collaborative effort between the State of Colorado and UnitedHealthcare will end up providing a total of $7.5 million to healthcare organizations in the state starting in 2008 and end in 2012. For 2012, the Council will award up to $1 million with the maximum award to be $50,000 per applicant. The program is administered by the Colorado Rural Health Center.

Organizations located outside of the state’s urbanized areas that provide outpatient primary care services that includes medical, oral, and mental health services are eligible to apply. Grants will fund projects to support the rural health infrastructure and strengthen the capacity of rural entities to enable adequate outpatient primary care services to be provided not only now but in the future.

The Intent to Apply forms are encouraged to be submitted by January 13, 2014 with applications due February 15, 2012. For more information, go to www.coruralhealth.org or contact Shelly Collings at (800) 851-6782 or by email at sc@coruralhealth.org.