Final Definition of Rural Federal Register Notice

January 12, 2021

FORHP collected comments from stakeholders and issued a Federal Register Notice on 1/12/2021 responding to comments and describing a change to the definition of rural for the determination of geographic areas eligible to apply for or receive services funded by rural health grants. The change will go into effect for new rural health grant opportunities in Fiscal Year 2022. The change does not apply to Fiscal Year 2021 grant opportunities. FORHP will update this webpage and the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer when Fiscal Year 2022 grant applications are being accepted to incorporate this change.