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Funding Opportunities

Rural Health Center Operational Grant Program – Innovation Project Grant

Purpose:
The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to continue support for state-designated rural health centers. The Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) assists underserved communities and populations with developing innovative strategies for improving access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. Distribution of primary care providers in North Carolina has historically been skewed toward the cities and larger towns. Rural residents, who often suffer from transportation issues, find accessing primary care services difficult. Through the establishment of rural health centers, the ORHCC enables local communities to provide access to their underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to receive needed primary care services due to geographic, economic, or other barriers. Thus, rural health centers have become an integral part of the health care safety net for North Carolina’s rural and underserved residents.

Description:
Through this operational support grant, the rural health center will develop and implement a project intended to increase quality driven, cost effective care to meet the transitions mandated through the Affordable Care Act. The maximum total grant award is dependent upon demonstrated need at the rural health center and the availability of funding. This is a one-time project based grant opportunity. All funding must be expended by June 15, 2014.

Funding Availability:
The Office was awarded funding for this opportunity through the Rural Health Center Operational Grant Program. Funding will be specifically geared toward programs and strategies that address the project areas outlined below as they relate to the grant requirements.

Projects/initiatives must address one or more of the following categories at a state designated rural health site:

Project 1: Patient Centered Medical Home
Project 2: Meaningful Use (meeting level 1 OR working toward level 2)
Project 3: Fund Development

Grant funds must be utilized at physical location(s) specified in the grant application where primary medical care is provided. Grant funds may not be used to purchase and/or lease vehicles or pay down existing mortgages and/or other loans/debts. Funding amounts will be determined by the Office based upon the submission of the project plan application and budget for the utilization of funds. Total grant funding for all awards is a maximum of $150,000 per application.

The Office retains the right to modify or change direction of planning and funding based upon findings and opportunities that may arise during the funding cycle.

Eligibility:
State-designated rural health centers that are 501-(C)-3 non-profit primary care organizations currently funded in state fiscal year (SFY) 2013 – 2014 under the Rural Health Center Operations Medical Access Plan Grant Program. Preference will be given to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Meaningful Use projects. Total grant funding for all awards is a maximum of $150,000 per application. Funds must be used at rural health center location(s) specified in the grant.

How to Apply:

The Office requires applicants for this funding opportunity to apply by completing the “FY 2013 - 2014 Rural Health Center Operations Grant Program Innovation Project” request for applications as posted on the Office website.

Deadline for Submission:
Only one grant application per organization will be accepted for review. Grant applications must be electronically received by the three individuals listed below by 5:00 PM Monday April 7, 2014. Only electronic copies will be accepted. Incomplete applications and applications not completed in accordance with the following instructions will not be reviewed. Applications received after the 5:00 PM deadline on Monday, April 7, 2014 will not be reviewed.

Grant applications must be physically received at the Office of Rural Health and Community Care by 5:00 PM Monday, April 7, 2014. Only electronic copies will be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to:

Parcheul Harris (parcheul.harris@dhhs.nc.gov) and Tammy Norville (tammy.norville1@dhhs.nc.gov)

Mailed Applications:
Mailed applications are not accepted for this funding opportunity.

Delivered Applications:
Delivered applications are not accepted for this funding opportunity.

How to Obtain Further Information:
Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to:

Parcheul Harris (parcheul.harris@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6468
Tammy Norville (tammy.norville1@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6476

  1. IPG Notification
  2. IPG Application Form
  3. IPG Budget Template
  4. IPG Organizational Information & Signature Sheet
  5. Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement and Policy
  6. Open Window - IRS Tax Exemption Verification Form
  7. Open Window - Conflict of Interest Verification (Annual)
  8. Open Window - Proof of Insurance Verification Form
  9. Contractor Certifications Required by North Carolina Law

Rural Health Centers Operational Grant Program – Medical Access Plan Grant

Purpose:
The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to continue support for state-designated rural health centers. The Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) assists underserved communities and populations with developing innovative strategies for improving access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. Distribution of primary care providers in North Carolina has historically been skewed toward the cities and larger towns. Rural residents, who often suffer from transportation issues, find accessing primary care services difficult. Through the establishment of rural health centers, the ORHCC enables local communities to provide access to their underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to receive needed primary care services due to geographic, economic, or other barriers. Thus, rural health centers have become an integral part of the health care safety net for North Carolina’s rural and underserved residents.

Description:
Through this operational support grant, the rural health center provides much needed primary care access to its rural residents. Indigent residents are afforded access through the Medical Access Plan (MAP). As a state-designated, 501(c)(3) rural health center, you are eligible to apply for MAP. The maximum total grant award is dependent upon demonstrated need at the rural health center and is contingent upon funding availability. Grant applications for the first round must be received at the Office of Rural Health & Community Care by 5:00 May 2, 2014 with applications for all other funding requests by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2015. Only electronic copies will be accepted. Emailed applications should be sent to: SVC_DHHS.RHCMAP.orhccgrants@dhhs.nc.gov.

Funding Availability:
The Office was awarded funding for this opportunity through the Rural Health Centers Operational Grant Program – Medical Access Plan. Grant awards are based on the availability of State funding. The maximum total grant award is dependent upon demonstrated need at the rural health center. Grant funds must be utilized at physical locations where primary medical care is provided.

Eligibility:
State-designated rural health centers that are 501(c)(3) non-profit primary care organizations that are funded in the current state fiscal year under the Rural Health Center Operations Medical Access Plan Grant Program are eligible to apply. Additional awards may be granted to new state-designated rural health centers after July 1, 2014; however, all grantees must fully expend grant funds by June 30, 2015.

Funds must be used at rural health center location(s) specified in this grant application. All applicants must complete the entire grant application packet and budget template to be considered for funding. In addition, the applicant must submit the required contractor information including the State Certification, Verification of 501(c ) 3 status, Conflict of Interest Attestation and Policy, and the Statement of No Overdue Tax Debts. The forms must be executed within the current calendar year.

How to Apply:
The Office requires applicants for this funding opportunity to apply by completing the “SFY 2015 Rural Health Centers Operational Program – Medical Access Plan Grant" request for applications as posted on the Office website.

Deadline for Submission:
Grant applications for the first round must be received at the Office of Rural Health & Community Care by 5:00 May 2, 2014 with applications for all other funding requests by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2015. Only electronic copies will be accepted. Emailed applications should be sent to: SVC_DHHS.RHCMAP.orhccgrants@dhhs.nc.gov. Incomplete applications and applications not completed in accordance with the following instructions will not be reviewed.

Questions regarding the grant application may be directed via email to Stanley Davis (Stanley.Davis@dhhs.nc.gov).

Mailed Applications:
Mailed applications are not accepted for this funding opportunity.

Delivered Applications:
Delivered applications are not accepted for this funding opportunity.

How to Obtain Further Information:
Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to:
Stanley Davis (stanley.davis@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6475

  1. Notification of Grants
  2. Organizational Information & Signature Sheet
  3. Budget Template
  4. Instructions for completing the ORHCC Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ)
  5. Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ)

Rural Health Center Operations Grant Program Capital Project

The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to continue support for state-designated rural health centers. The Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) assists underserved communities and populations with developing innovative strategies for improving access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. Distribution of primary care providers in North Carolina has historically been skewed toward the cities and larger towns. Rural residents, who often suffer from transportation issues, find accessing primary care services difficult. Through the establishment of rural health centers, the ORHCC enables local communities to provide access to their underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to receive needed primary care services due to geographic, economic, or other barriers. Thus, rural health centers have become an integral part of the health care safety net for North Carolina’s rural and underserved residents.

Through this capital support grant, the rural health center will continue to develop and implement projects intended to increase quality driven, cost effective care to meet the transitions mandated through the Affordable Care Act and other industry trends. These funds may be used for a variety of projects including limited information technology components as deemed appropriate by ORHCC. In addition, these funds may include planned and unplanned structural improvements, upkeep, etc. of the facility/physical plant. If the proposed capital project may result in an insurance claim or involves information technology, please contact Parcheul Harris and/or Tammy Norville at the contact information below prior to completion of this application packet. The maximum total grant award is dependent upon demonstrated need at the rural health center and the availability of funding. This is a project based grant opportunity. All funding must be expended by May 31, 2014.

Grant applications must be electronically received by the individuals listed below prior to April 1 of the current state fiscal year (SFY). Only electronic copies will be accepted. Incomplete applications and applications not completed in accordance with the following instructions will not be reviewed.

Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to:

Parcheul Harris (parcheul.harris@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6468
Tammy Norville (tammy.norville1@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6476

  1. RHC - Capital Grant (DOC 93KB)
  2. RHC - Capital Grant - Scope of Work (DOC 46KB)
  3. RHC - Capital Grant - Budget (XLS 37KB)
  4. RHC - Capital Grant - Performance Measures Table (DOC 35KB)
  5. Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement and Policy (DOC 43KB)
  6. IRS Tax Exemption Verification Form (Annual) (DOC 21KB)
  7. Conflict of Interest Verification (Annual) (DOC 27KB)
  8. Proof of Insurance Verification Form (DOC 30KB)
  9. State Grant Certification – No Overdue Tax Debts (DOC 27KB)
  10. Organizational Information & Signature Sheet (DOC 30KB)
  11. State Certifications (DOC 48KB)

NC Farmworker Health Program Funding Opportunity

The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP), within the Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC), NC DHHS, is anticipating the receipt of federal funds to increase access to primary and preventive health care services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their families in North Carolina. Agencies can request funding to support one or both of the following services:

  1. enabling services including outreach, case management, and health education and/or
  2. medical services in regions where there are no accessible primary care services for farmworkers

Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2014.

Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to Elizabeth Freeman Lambar by email at Elizabeth.Freeman@dhhs.nc.gov.

  1. 2014 Funding Guidance (DOC 65KB)
  2. Budget Template (XLS 66KB)
  3. New Applicants (DOC 210KB)
  4. Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement and Policy (DOC 43KB)
  5. Federal Certifications (DOC 91KB)
  6. IRS Tax Exemption Verification Form (Annual) (DOC 21KB)
  7. Conflict of Interest Verification (Annual) (DOC 27KB)
  8. Proof of Insurance Verification Form (DOC 30KB)
  9. State Grant Certification – No Overdue Tax Debts (DOC 27KB)
  10. Contractor Certifications Required by North Carolina Law (DOC 48KB)

HealthNet 2013-2014 Funding Opportunity

Purpose: The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to sustain community-based indigent care programs and to develop new programs in other communities. In North Carolina, approximately 1.5 million of the adult population has no health insurance coverage. For uninsured adults, access to primary care, preventive services, specialty care, and prescription drugs has been largely limited to the availability of donated “charity” care and safety net providers. Through HealthNet, the Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) leverages the administrative infrastructure of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the resources of a broad array of partners in order to strengthen health care delivery systems in rural and underserved communities, enhance quality and coordination of care, and help contain unnecessary growth in healthcare expenditures.

Description: HealthNet is built upon CCNC’s primary care medical home and care coordination model, and utilizes the care and disease management systems, tools, and protocols in CCNC’s Care Management Information System (CMIS) to manage care for the target population, uninsured adults, 18 – 64 years old, whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Limits (FPL).

Eligibility: CCNC networks are eligible to apply for HealthNet grant funding to support local and regional efforts to improve access and quality of medical care for uninsured adults through a coordinated delivery system.

Funding Availability: The Office received a recurring appropriation for HealthNet in the State’s SFY 2013/2014 budget, of which $4,250,000 is available for HealthNet grants. Funding for each county within the service area of the 14 CCNC networks was allocated by the Office on the basis of the estimated number of uninsured adults who will likely remain uninsured after January 1, 2014, weighted for factors that impact access and quality of medical care (e.g., rural or urban, economic well-being tier designation, providers per 10,000 population).

How to Apply: The Office requires applicants for HealthNet funding to apply by completing “HealthNet Year 7 Application,” “HealthNet Year 7 Budget Template,” and all related state and federal documents in the links below.

Deadline for Submission: CCNC networks seeking funding should submit electronic copies of the completed application, budget, and all required forms by email to Anne.Braswell@dhhs.nc.gov by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Documents that require signatures and those that are notarized should be scanned individually and submitted to the Office as part of the application package. Scanned files containing multiple documents will not be accepted.

How to Obtain Further Information: Questions regarding the grant application may be directed to:
Anne Braswell (anne.braswell@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6449
Glenn Field (glenn.field@dhhs.nc.gov) 919.527.6458

Attachments (12):

  1. HealthNet Year 7 RFA (DOC 48KB)
  2. HealthNet Year 7 Application 10012013 (DOC 57KB)
  3. HealthNet Year 7 Annual Allocation by Network (DOC 140KB)
  4. HealthNet Year 7 Budget Template for Networks (XLS 29KB)
  5. HealthNet Year 7 Evaluation Criteria Baseline Data (DOC 40KB)
  6. State_Certifications-Rev-10-10-2013 (DOC 48KB)
  7. Conflict_of_Interest_Acknowledgement_and_Policy (DOC 43KB)
  8. Conflict_of_Interest_Verification_(_Annual_)9.19.13 (DOC 34KB)
  9. Open_Window_-_IRS_Tax_Exemption_Verification_Form_(Annual) (DOC 21KB)
  10. Open_Window_Proof_of_Insurance_Verification_Form9.19.13 (DOC 31KB)
  11. Open_Window_State_Grant_Certification_-_No_Overdue_Tax_Debts (DOC 27KB)
  12. Grantee Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) (XLS 595KB)

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust “Innovations in Rural Health Award” Funding Opportunity

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is offering the “Innovations in Rural Health Award.” They are looking for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. For more information, click on the following link: http://kbr.org/news/announcing-2014-innovations-rural-health-award.

Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship Opportunity

The N.C. Foundation for Advanced Health Programs is pleased to announce the Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for the next Fellowship class beginning February 15, 2013.

The Fellowship targets up-and-coming health professionals in a wide variety of disciplines in the early stages of their careers.

The Fellowship is awarded for two years and is comprised of an educational component and a specific, individualized project. The educational component focuses on leadership skill development, team building, rural health and economic development, best practices and interfacing with other Fellowship programs.

Details of the Fellowship and how to apply are attached as well as on the Foundation’s website, www.ncfahp.org, and click Fellowship. Questions should be directed to Judy Howell at Judy.Howell@ncfahp.org, 919-821-0485 or to me at jhfrank65@yahoo.com, 336-243-1218.

HealthNet 2012-2013 Funding Oportunity

The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to sustain the community-based indigent care programs begun in the past decade, primarily with funding from HRSA’s now defunct Healthy Communities in Action Program (HCAP) grants, and to develop new programs in other communities. Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) networks are eligible to apply, on behalf of community-based, non-profit safety net organizations, for HealthNet grant funding to support local and regional efforts to improve access and quality of medical care for uninsured adults, 18 – 64 years old, whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Limits (FPL). Built upon the CCNC primary care medical home and care coordination model, HealthNet utilizes the care and disease management tools and protocols of CCNC. HealthNet is administered by the ORHCC. Applications and instructions can be found below. Electronic copies of the grant application documents must be received by email at Anne.Braswell@dhhs.nc.gov by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 26, 2012. Questions regarding the grant application may be emailed to Anne.Braswell@dhhs.nc.gov.

  1. Year 6 HealthNet Application.doc (58KB)
  2. Year 6 Qtrly Report Template.doc (82KB)
  3. Year 6 HealthNet Budget Narrative and Invoice Template.xls (56KB)
  4. No Overdue Tax Debts non governmental.doc (33KB)
  5. Verification Form - 501(c)(3).doc (28KB)
  6. Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement.doc (44KB)

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust “Innovations in Rural Health Award” Funding Opportunity

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is offering the “Innovations in Rural Health Award.” They are looking for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.kbr.org/news-room.cfm?nid=142