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Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement

  • Program Name:Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement
  • Activity Code:U1R
  • Application Available:11/28/2022
  • Application Deadline:2/17/2023
  • Created By:Wildberger, William
  • Created On:1/24/2022
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:11/28/2022
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/1/2023

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-23-042
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.155
Provisional No
Activity Code U1R
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2023


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA) Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this program is to advance efforts to improve health care and quality of care in rural areas by supporting quality measure implementation, data reporting, and the use of data to drive improvements in care. This program directly supports critical access hospitals (CAHs) as Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program beneficiaries in carrying out activities of the Flex Program, and to meet the goals of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP).The purpose of MBQIP is to improve quality of care provided in CAHs by increasing quality data reporting and drive quality improvement activities based on the data. Technical assistance (TA) shall be provided to beneficiaries of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) quality initiatives, such as award recipients, CAHs, small rural health care providers, and other health care facilities/providers in rural areas. Reducing provider burden of participation in quality measurement reporting is a priority of this program. TA support for quality measurement and improvement should include, but is not limited to the following: • Expanding capacity to use data for quality improvement; • Providing TA to improve understanding of health information technology and related quality measurement and improvement efforts (including electronic clinical measures); • Supporting implementation of quality measures, measure reporting, and identifying rural-relevant measures for MBQIP; • Identifying and disseminating strategies and evidence-based practices for using data to drive quality improvement efforts, in alignment with federal quality measurement and improvement priorities; and • Providing TA and developing products or adapting existing products to support rural quality measure reporting and uptake.

 Application Information

Application Available 11/28/2022
Application Deadline 02/17/2023
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 04/18/2023
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 09/01/2023
Estimated Project End Date 08/31/2028
Estimated Amount of this Competition $640,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 1
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement Yes

 Contact Information

Name Natalia Vargas, MPH
Phone Number 301-945-0782

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-23-042_RQITA Final.pdf 401 kB 11/28/2022
Expand Application Package (Maximum 1)
No documents attached
Expand User Guide (Maximum 1)
No documents attached

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