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Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program

  • Program Name:Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement
  • Activity Code:G20
  • Application Available:12/21/2021
  • Application Deadline:3/22/2022
  • Created By:Beach, Dawn
  • Created On:1/25/2021
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:3/4/2022
  • Estimated Project Start Date:8/1/2022

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 03/04/2022
MODIFIED on March 4, 2022: Extended Application Due Date


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-22-093
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.912
Provisional No
Activity Code G20
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2022


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program. The purpose of this program is to support the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of health care services, such as critical access hospitals (CAH), rural health clinics (RHC), or a network of rural health providers, serving rural residents. The goal of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program is to promote the development of a quality improvement culture and the delivery of cost-effective, coordinated, culturally appropriate, and equitable health care services in rural primary care settings. Specifically, program objectives include increased care coordination, enhanced chronic disease management, and improved health outcomes for patients. An additional program goal is to prepare rural health care providers for quality reporting and pay-for-performance programs. In order to achieve these goals and objectives, applicants are required to use an evidence-based model or promising practice to demonstrate the following impact areas, by the end of the four-year period of performance: 1) Improved health outcomes, 2) Expanded capacity for essential health care services, and 3) Increased financial sustainability. Program activities include, but are not limited to, providing clinical health services for rural residents and conducting community health and prevention efforts for rural communities. Applicants are highly encouraged to address the underlying factors that are driving growing rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death1, which are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. Previous award recipients implemented a range of activities, such as coordinating care among network members, leveraging use of new Centers of Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) billing codes under standard fee-for-service Medicare supporting chronic care management, and integrating mental/behavioral health services into the rural primary care setting. Refer to the program’s Sourcebook and Grantee Directory for a summary of previously funded programs. Although it is not a requirement, HRSA strongly encourages applicants to form a network and to consider including a RHC as a member in their proposal. Meeting the needs of rural communities relies on expanding our partnerships, expanding the reach of our impact on rural communities. For more details, see Program Requirements and Expectations.

 Application Information

Application Available 12/21/2021
Application Deadline 03/22/2022
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 05/20/2022
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
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 08/01/2022
Estimated Project End Date 07/31/2026
Estimated Amount of this Competition $8,000,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 40
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Kanokphan Mew Pongsiri
Phone Number (301)443-2752

 Download Information

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MODIFIED 3.4.22_FORHP HRSA-22-093 (G20) Small HCP QI Program FINAL.pdf 644 kB 03/04/2022
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