Current ORH Scholarships
Additional Scholarship Opportinities
The National Association of Oregon EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Oregon Chapter awards scholarships to help cover costs of educational events that add value and growth to your current position as an Oregon-licensed rural EMS provider. The scholarship is limited to a maximum of $500 per individual. Reimbursable expenses are limited to tuition/registration, travel (i.e. fuel or airfare) and lodging. Food and entertainment are not reimbursable.
Current ORH Grant Opportunities
Request for Grant Proposals: CAH and EMS Partnered Innovation Project
The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is pleased to offer a grant opportunity for one Oregon CAH and a partner EMS agency, with funding up to $4,000.
Interested CAH-EMS partners should propose work that seeks to improve targeted outcomes by strengthening the coordination between pre-hospital and hospital providers, policies and/or programs. Applicants may propose to expand existing programming or implement new projects. Proposals may target outcomes for care that is transferred from pre-hospital EMS to hospital providers, or from hospital providers to an EMS-based program, such as a Community Paramedic. Submitted project budgets should not exceed $4,000.
- Complete progress report telephone calls and/or on-site meetings with ORH staff.
- Identify a minimum of two target improvement measures and baseline benchmarking.
- Create a brief final evaluation report.
- Provide final budget and spending at the conclusion of the project period.
Applicants must submit:
- Application Cover Sheet (Attachment A)
- CAH-EMS Partnered Innovation Project Application Instructions (Attachment B)
The proposal should be submitted in a single PDF document via email by November 29, 2019 to Rebecca Dobert | email@example.com. All submissions will receive a confirmation that the proposal has been received.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Application Deadline: 5 pm PST January 17, 2020
- Awardee Announcement: January 24, 2020
- Project Timeline: January 24, 2020 through August 21, 2020.
- Mid-Cycle Status Report Due: April 15, 2020
- Final Report Due: August 21, 2020
For more information, please contact Rebecca Dobert | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-494-6627.
Eligibility and Funding Restrictions: ORH recognizes top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and their Quality Officers each year for consistently reporting MBQIP measures and demonstrating strong results. Top performers are named in the following categories: Emergency Department Transfer Communication; Outpatient; HCAHPS Overall Top Performer and Most Improved.
CAH recipients receive one scholarship for the Quality Officer to attend and present a poster at the Annual Rural Health Conference ($500 value) as well as a $5,000 grant to be used towards quality improvement efforts specific to MBQIP reporting.
Timing and Application: ORH reviews quality data in July and awards are announced at the end of August.
Contact: Stacie Rothwell | email@example.com | 971-235-3978.
Eligibility and Funding Restrictions: ORH provides funds to support rural and frontier EMS staff training opportunities. EMS agencies must be located in a rural or frontier area, and be recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program as an organization that participates in Oregon’s 9-1-1 response system. Funding must be used within 12 months after receipt. Funds are awarded on a quarterly basis.
Timing and Application: Applications and timing varies annually. Please see the HERO page for more information.
Contact: Rebecca Dobert | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-494-4450.
Eligibility and Funding Restrictions: SHIP funds support rural and frontier hospitals with 49 beds or fewer. Funding may be used by eligible hospitals in to:
- Purchase equipment and/or training to attain value-based purchasing;
- Join or become an accountable care organization, or create shared savings programs; and
- Purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with meaningful use, ICD-10 standards, and payment bundling.
States receive a maximum award of $9,000 per hospital awardee to support these efforts, with the grant year beginning June 1 and ending May 31 annually.
Timing and Application: Applications are typically submitted in mid-January.
Contact: Rebecca Dobert | email@example.com | 503-494-6627
- Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) Grant Program
- The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program has grants available and is accepting applications.
- Columbia Gorge Health Council has funding opportunities.
- The Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) funds projects in their region each year.
- Grants.gov offers a searchable database of federal grants.
- The Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) offers a searchable grant database, Rural Communities Programs, Rural Health Funding Opportunities, and Telehealth Programs.
- The National State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) publishes a Grant Funding Factsheet.
- The Oregon Broadband Advisory Council and Oregon Broadband Council Fund supports implementation of broadband for education, workforce development and telehealth.
- The Rural Health Information (RHI) Hub provides a searchable grant database.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a searchable grant database.
- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers financial assistance and supports Oregon specific grants such as the Rural Business Development Grant in Oregon.
ORH provides community-level data and review of your application to strengthen the rural or frontier context presented in your grant application.
Information about your grant project can be shared with partners and community members on our website and through our social media.
ORH can help you publicize your grants and provide a rural and frontier perspective on your grant review process. ORH will also partner with organizations to administer grant programs.