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State Offices of Rural Health Program (SORH)

  • Program Name:State Offices of Rural Health
  • Activity Code:H95
  • Application Available:11/23/2020
  • Application Deadline:2/1/2021
  • Created By:Schwab, Dawn
  • Created On:11/6/2019
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:11/23/2020
  • Estimated Project Start Date:7/1/2021

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-21-026
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.913
Provisional No
Activity Code H95
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2021


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) Program. Federally funded since 1991, the purpose of the SORH Program is to assist states in strengthening rural health care delivery systems by maintaining a focal point for rural health in each state. The program provides funding for an institutional framework that links small rural communities with state and federal resources to develop long-term solutions to rural health programs. This competing continuation provides instructions for applying for a new five-year period. Authorizing legislation provides that each SORH must conduct the following activities: 1) Maintain within the state a clearinghouse for collection and disseminating information on: (a) rural health care issues; (b) research findings relating to rural health care; and (c) innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in rural areas; 2) Coordinate the activities carried out in the state that relate to rural health care, including providing coordination for the purpose of avoiding redundancy in such activities; and 3) Identify federal and state programs regarding rural health and provide technical assistance to public and non-profit private entities regarding participation in such programs. The legislation also allows that each SORH may conduct activities pertaining to recruiting and retaining health professionals to serve in rural areas of the state and provide contracts to public and non-profit private entities to carry out SORH activities.

 Legislative Information

42 U.S.C. § 254(r) (§ 338J of the Public Health Service Act)

 Application Information

Application Available 11/23/2020
Application Deadline 02/01/2021
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 04/02/2021
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported 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 07/01/2021
Estimated Project End Date 06/30/2026
Estimated Amount of this Competition $11,500,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 50
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing Yes
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Rachel Moscato, MPH
Phone Number (301)443-2724

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
FINAL_FORHP HRSA-21-026 (H95) SORH.pdf 382 kB 11/23/2020
Expand Application Package (Maximum 1)
No documents attached
Expand User Guide (Maximum 1)
No documents attached

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