Oregon Office of Rural Health

Request for Grant Proposals: Independent Rural Health Clinic Innovation Project

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is pleased to offer a grant opportunity to one primary care Independent Rural Health Clinic (RHC) of up to $5,000.

Interested RHCs, propose an innovation project that seeks to improve operations, increase revenue, and/or improve workflow within their primary care practices. Applicant RHCs are encouraged, but not required, to partner with other healthcare affiliates, for example:  hospital/healthcare system; public health; and/or local mental health providers to implement the proposed project. Clinics may propose to expand an existing program or implement a new project. Submitted project budget should not exceed $5,000.

Grantee Requirements

  • Take part in progress report calls and/or on-site meeting with ORH staff.
  • Collect qualitative/quantitative project measurements and compile data for final evaluation report.
  • Report on agreed upon indicators.
  • Create a one page final report of project.
  • Provide budget and spending reports at the conclusion of the award project period.

Application Instructions

Applicants must complete an application which includes: 

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • RHC Innovation Project Description Form

The proposal should be submitted in a single document via email by the deadline to Rondyann Gerst at gerst@ohsu.edu. All submissions will receive a confirmation that the proposal has been received.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Application Deadline:  5 pm PST, October 2, 2020
  • Awardee Announcement: October 9, 2020
  • Project Timeline: October 12, 2020-August 13, 2021
  • Mid-Cycle Report Due: March 1, 2021
  • Final Report Due: August 27, 2021


For more information, please contact Rondyann Gerst |gerst@ohsu.edu  | 503-312-3907.