Webinar on HUD’s Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Date: September 9, 2022

Webinar on Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

In June 2022, HUD announced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO), which makes $322 million in competitive funding available to communities to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. This funding opportunity includes a $54.5 million set aside for communities in rural areas.

Funding is available for permanent housing, street outreach efforts and other supportive services, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). CoCs will need to demonstrate a comprehensive community approach to reduce homelessness among people experiencing homelessness with severe service needs, especially those with histories of unsheltered homelessness.

Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT. For more information about this Special NOFO please visit HUD’s Special NOFO site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development will be hosting a webinar with HUD to discuss this funding opportunity as well as other ways to work with CoCs to address homelessness in your communities. The webinar will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

No registration required. Please click on this link at that time. 

The webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees. Attendees are encouraged to sign in at least 5 minutes before the webinar start time.

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$10 million in ARPA funding for Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities

Date: September 1, 2022

$10 million in ARPA funding for Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri residential care and assisted living facilities licensed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) are now eligible for reimbursement for COVID-19-related expenses through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). $10 million of this federal funding has been allocated for reimbursement.

Providers may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred and/or business interruption costs directly related to preparing, preventing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will compensate expenses incurred between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include:

  • Payroll costs.
  • Training and orientation.
  • Operational supplies.

“Missouri’s residential care and assisted living facilities had some of the most challenging situations to navigate throughout the pandemic, from infection control management to workforce and equipment shortages,” said Paula Nickelson, DHSS acting director. “This reimbursement opportunity will allow facilities to recover from the unprecedented challenges the past two and a half years have presented so they can focus on providing care to some of Missouri’s most vulnerable.”

DHSS created two portal guidance documents to assist operators with registering online and navigating the portal. Operators will need to register on the MO ARPA portal before they can apply. An application checklist and FAQs can be found on moarpa.mo.gov.

HRSA Funding Opportunities

Date: August 25, 2022

Rural Health Network Development Program (Application Due Date: November 22, 2022) – The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST. Log-in information is below:

Review the NOFO at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hrsa-23-030.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) – Applications are due October 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. Recipients will implement community-based projects incorporating evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies or innovations to increase access to health care and preventive health services in rural and other underserved populations. An application webinar was held on Friday, July 29, 2022. To view the recording, go here.

AmeriCorps Grants Will Focus on Evidence-Based InterventionsNonprofit organizations, tribes, and local governments are eligible for the next round of grants from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for community service and volunteerism. The funding for 2023 will prioritize evidence-based interventions proven to work in communities with concentrated poverty and/or historically underrepresented and underserved individuals. The programs present a unique opportunity for organizations who work in rural to help support public and community health and create potential career pathways while also addressing longstanding workforce capacity challenges. The deadline to apply for federal grants is January 4, 2023. Single-state applicant deadlines to State Commissions may be significantly earlier.

American Heart Association Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator – Ongoing. The three-year initiative is designed to eliminate health disparities with learning collaboratives and professional education for hospitals and clinicians. The national nonprofit will support up to 700 rural hospitals at no cost. 

2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program

Date: August 23, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) would like to share this message on behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

HRSA FORHP will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

The RHND Program will focus on the following four program domains:

  • Improve access: by addressing gaps in care, workforce shortages, better workflows and/or improving the quality of health care services
  • Expand capacity and services: by creating effective systems through the development of knowledge, skills, structures, and leadership models
  • Enhance outcomes: by improving patient and/or network development outcomes through expanding or strengthening the network’s services, activities or interventions
  • Sustainability: by positioning the network to prepare for sustainable health programs through value-based care and population health management.

Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHI hub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST. Log-in information is below:

  • Weblink
  • Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
  • Meeting ID: 14653038

A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.

Review the NOFO.

New Funding Opportunities

Date: August 18, 2022

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education AND Teaching Health Center Planning and Development 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), through the American Rescue Plan, will invest in two new funding opportunities that will launch soon. 

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program will support the training of residents in primary care residency programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Program recipients will prepare physician and dental residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations.   

The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development (THCPD) program will fund community-based health centers to create new accredited primary care residency programs to increase the physician and dental healthcare workforce in rural and underserved communities. 

Eligible community-based primary care/fellowship programs for both funding opportunities include: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics.

Have questions? 

Join the Informational Webinar 

Attend this pre-launch webinar to learn about these programs.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET 

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For dial-in only: 

Meeting ID: 161 444 5277
Phone: 833 568 8864  
Passcode: 39402097

Missouri Foundation for Health Funding

Date: August 16, 2022

Rethinking, Reimagining, Reenvisioning

The Missouri Foundation for Health Opportunity Fund is looking for ideas that will create impactful and sustainable systems-level change on significant health issues. The Missouri Foundation for Health is interested in concepts that challenge systems that create and perpetuate inequities by shifting the conditions that hold them in place.

Projects should address issues related to health care and/or the social determinants of health and tackle structural inequities. Approaches include changes to policies, practices, resource flows, relationships, power dynamics, narratives, or mental models. This can be achieved through a variety of strategies, including projects, convenings, and research.

Ready to get started?

To share your idea with the Missouri Foundation for Health, submit a brief concept paper. Staff will review concept papers and then send invitations to organizations to submit full proposals if the idea fits with Opportunity Fund and aligns with the Missouri Foundation for Health mission and values.

Concept papers are due September 29, 2022, at noon (CT).

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HRSA Announces Availability of Nearly $15 Million to Expand and Support the Nursing Workforce

Date: August 1, 2022

HRSA Announces Availability of Nearly $15 Million to Expand and Support the Nursing Workforce

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA NEWS ROOM
http://newsroom.hrsa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2022

CONTACT: HRSA PRESS OFFICE 301-443-3376
Press@hrsa.gov

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is announcing the availability of nearly $15 million to grow the nursing workforce, improve access to nursing education, and advance health equity.

“In community after community across the country, nurses have and continue to deliver life-saving and life-sustaining care and treatment in response to the pandemic,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “We have learned a great deal from their leadership, including the importance of continuing to modernize and advance nurse training. Today’s announcements demonstrate our continued commitment to supporting the nursing workforce and building a robust training pipeline for the future.”

Experts suggest that one significant factor constraining admissions to nursing schools is the limited availability of nursing preceptors. Nursing preceptors are a critical bridge between training and practice, as these nursing experts provide direct instruction to nursing students in the clinical setting. Without sufficient preceptors, nursing schools cannot admit as many students, new students are delayed in starting their clinical rotations, and prospective nursing students may be stymied and choose other career paths.

Today’s announcement includes $10 million for a new initiative to invest in the nursing preceptor workforce in order to help unclog this challenge in the nurse training pipeline. A second funding initiative announced today will invest in directly increasing the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings, with a specific focus on training in addressing social determinants of health in order to advance health equity in underserved areas.

The funding opportunities announced today are:

  • The Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies Program: This funding opportunity will provide awards totaling $10 million over four years to grow the nursing workforce by recruiting, training and supporting clinical nursing faculty and preceptors.
  • The Registered Nurse Training Program: This funding opportunity will provide awards  totaling $4.75 million over three years to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings, with an emphasis on addressing and responding to social determinants of health factors and improving health equity.

To apply for these funding opportunities, visit Grants.gov. Applications are due August 19, 2022.

Learn more about HRSA’s funding opportunities.

HUD Announces New Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Funding Opportunity

Date: August 1, 2022

July 1, 2022), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it has released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities. The $365 million package includes grant funds along with additional vouchers that will enhance communities’ capacity to effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting individuals and families to housing, health care, and supportive services. Eligible HRSA recipients and community based organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on October 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET. Link to grant is here.

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