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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement

  • Program Name:Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation-Cooperative Agreement
  • Activity Code:U27
  • Application Available:8/25/2022
  • Application Deadline:10/31/2022
  • Created By:Wildberger, William
  • Created On:1/24/2022
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:8/25/2022
  • Estimated Project Start Date:7/1/2023

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-23-043
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.155
Provisional No
Activity Code U27
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2023


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is accepting applications for the fiscal year FY 2023 Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this program is to improve healthcare in rural areas by analyzing and presenting Critical Access Hospital (CAH) data and capturing best practices to inform improvement efforts and efficiently target limited resources in CAHs. As Flex Program beneficiaries, CAHs will benefit by having resources that provide recommendations related to a number of national priorities: • Quality of care reporting and improvement • Financial and operational improvement • Population health activities • Emergency medical services integration Through this program, CAHs will have access to analyses of national, state, and hospital-level data, including reports for the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), as well as evidence-based best practices to improve their outcomes. Additionally, work evaluating CAH-focused improvement efforts will inform CAHs and State Flex Programs. This work can also include data analysis and evaluation of best practices of CAH associated Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics. This program directly supports CAHs as Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program beneficiaries in carrying out activities of the Flex Program.

 Application Information

Application Available 08/25/2022
Application Deadline 10/31/2022
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 12/30/2022
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 07/01/2023
Estimated Project End Date 06/30/2028
Estimated Amount of this Competition $1,615,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 1
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement Yes

 Contact Information

Name Kathleen Connors de Laguna
Phone Number (301) 287-0166

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
FORHP HRSA-23-043 (U27) Flex CA_FINAL.pdf 419 kB 08/25/2022
Expand Application Package (Maximum 1)
No documents attached
Expand User Guide (Maximum 1)
No documents attached

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