Grant Funding

About ORH

The Oregon Office of Rural Health provides grants and grant support to rural and frontier facilities, communities and organizations.

Current ORH Grant Opportunities

Critical Access Hospital Owned Provider-Based Rural Health Clinic Innovation Project

Eligibility: Oregon Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics (PBRHC) owned by a Critical Assess Hospital (CAH) are invited to submit proposals for an innovation project. Interested Project proposals should aim to improve operations, patient care, patient satisfaction or improved quality tracking and/or reporting.

Timing and application: Applications for project proposals are due December 17, 2018.  Application details may be found here.

Contact: Rebecca Dobert | | (503) 494-6627

Critical Access Hospital Trauma Scenario Simulation-Based Team Training

Eligibility: The Oregon Office of Rural Health seeks applications from Oregon CAHs to participate in an on-site, real-time trauma scenario simulation-based team training conducted with the Idaho Simulation Network (ISN). This opportunity is open to all Oregon CAHs, with the goal of strengthening collaborative EMS models within their service area.

Timing and application: Application details are here. Applications are due December 7, 2018 by 5 p.m. PST.

Contact: Rebecca Dobert | | (503) 494-6627

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) Top Performer Award

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 | | (971) 235-3978

Critical Access Hospital MBQIP Influenza Measure Improvement Grant

Eligibility: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are invited to submit proposals for projects that will focus on improving influenza vaccine rates among eligible Healthcare Workers (HCW). All CAHs are invited to apply, although priority will be given to CAHs who have a reported vaccination rate of less than 75%.

Timing and application: Application details are here. Applications for project proposals are due November 20, 2018.

Contact: Stacie Rothwell | | (971) 235-3978

HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon

Eligibility: 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 | | (503) 494-4450

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) Top Performer Award

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 | | (971) 235-3978

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)

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 | | (503) 494-6627

Additional Grant Resources

Grant Support

For Grant Applicants

ORH provides community-level data and review of your application to strengthen the rural or frontier context presented in your grant application.

For Grant Awardees

Information about your grant project can be shared with partners and community members on our website and through our social media.

For Grant Funders

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.

Questions?

Contact Rose Locklear | | 503-494-4450