May 14, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding available for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to strengthen COVID-19 testing and mitigation and increase vaccine confidence.
Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program – Coming Soon!
Interested RHCs should watch for the upcoming funding opportunity and start the process to register to apply for a HRSA grant. HRSA will fund all eligible RHCs that have a complete and acceptable application. RHCs may use this funding to increase vaccine confidence, improve health care in rural areas, and reinforce key messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
For additional information please register in advance and join the National Association of Rural Health Clinic’s (NARHC) RHC COVID Initiatives webinar on Wednesday May 19th, at 12 PM ET. Please join the RHC Vaccine Confidence Program mailing list for additional program announcements and updates by clicking here. For additional questions: RHCVaxConfidence@hrsa.gov.
Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program – Coming Soon!
RHCs that have met the requirements for the RHC COVID-19 Testing Program will receive a one-time allocation of up to $100,000 per clinic site automatically deposited in the bank account of the corresponding TIN organization in June 2021. RHCs will not have to apply for payments for this program. Ineligible RHCs that are not current with reporting of testing data on rhccovid19reporting.com will have the opportunity to catch up for future program consideration, dependent on the availability of funds. Please join the RHC COVID-19 Testing Program mailing list for additional program announcements and updates by clicking here. For additional questions: RHCCOVID-19Testing@hrsa.gov.