HRSA Vulnerable Rural Hospital Assistance Program – Now Accepting Year 4 Applications

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health’s (CORH) application portal for the HRSA-funded Vulnerable Rural Hospital Assistance Program (VRHAP) is now open. The portal will remain open until July 31, 2021. CORH offers technical assistance to 30 rural hospitals each year to help address economic challenges, understand community needs and resources, and identify ways to ensure hospitals and communities can maintain local health care access.

This program is funded by HRSA, so all resources are FREE to participating hospitals.

The application is open to all rural and CAH hospitals in the United States. Selected hospitals will be notified in August 2021, with the technical assistance year beginning September 1, 2021.

If you would like to apply for technical assistance or learn more about the program, please check out these links:

Application Portal

Application FAQs

What to Expect from CORH