Programs for the Underserved
- Minnesota Grant Programs for Clinics Serving the Underserved
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Rural Health Clinics
- The Community Clinic grant program provides funding to support clinical capacity to serve people with low incomes, reduce current or future uncompensated care burdens, or improve care delivery infrastructure.
- The Community Clinic Program was revised to include the Rural Community Health Center Program. Eligibility for the Community Clinic Program was expanded and previous Rural Community Health Center Program applicants should explore the Community Clinic Program.
- The Migrant Health Grant Program funds establishing, operating or subsidizing clinic facilities and services, including mobile clinics, to supply migrant agricultural workers and their families with health services in areas of the state with significant numbers of migrant workers. Cities, counties, groups of cities or counties, and nonprofit corporations are eligible to apply. First consideration for funding will be given to organizations that can provide services statewide.
- The Indian Health Grant Program helps eligible applicants establish, operate or subsidize clinic facilities and services to offer health services to American Indians who live off reservations.
For more information on these grant programs and an application, go to Grants and Loans Information
For more information visit:
- The CMS Web site
- The National Association of Rural Health Clinics. Resources include:
- The Rural Assistance Center
- The CMS Fact Sheet on Rural Health Clinics (PDF: 280KB/4 pages)
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) were established by Public Law 95-210, the Rural Health Clinic Service Act, in 1977. The purpose of RHCs is to increase primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. RHCs must be located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and/or a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designated within the last three years. RHCs ownership/governance structure can operate as public, private, or non-profit. The main advantage of attaining RHC status is to receive enhanced reimbursement rates for providing Medicaid and Medicare services in rural areas.