ORHPC Grant Information - Minnesota Dept. of Health

ORHPC Grants

Grants available from the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

Anticipated Due Date

Not open for applications at this time.
Pre–applications are no longer being accepted.

Step 1 Application due to MDH: 12:00 p.m., October 11, 2019
Step 2 Budget due to MDH: 12:00 p.m., November 1, 2019
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Applications are due September 27.
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Applications are due 3:00 p.m., October 4.
Applications have been extended and are due 4:30 p.m., August 31, 2019.
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Step 1 Application due: 12:00 p.m., October 11, 2019.
Step 2 Budget due: 12:00 p.m., November 1, 2019.

Not open for applications at this time. The program will re–open for new applications in November 2019.
The application for the MN State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is due 3:00 pm, August 30, 2019.
Applications are due: 4:30 p.m. CST, September 6.
Step 1 Application due to MDH: July 19, 2019.
Step 2 Application due to MDH: August 23, 2019.
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Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

The Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Fund supports innovative clinical training for dental professionals and programs that increase access to dental care for underserved populations through grant funding. The Commissioner of Health awards the grants on a competitive basis to qualified applicants.

Potential uses of grant funds include expansion of existing programs with demonstrated success in providing dental services to underserved populations or the development or implementation of new programs designed to improve access for underserved populations and train oral health professionals.

List of Dental Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahan
651–201–3860

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Community Clinic Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care implements the Community Clinic Grant program as authorized by the Legislature in 2001. Minnesota Statutes 145.9268 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support the capacity of eligible organizations to plan, establish or operate clinical services for populations with low income and/or living in rural areas of the state.

List of Community Clinic grantees:

2015 grantees (PDF)

For more information please contact:
Debra Jahnke
651–201–3845

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Dental Safety Net Grant

Opens: August 5
Step 1 Application due to MDH: 12:00 p.m., October 11, 2019
Step 2 Budget due to MDH: 12:00 p.m., November 1, 2019
Estimated Grant Agreement start date: January 4, 2020

Dental Safety Net Grants support eligible dental providers who serve the uninsured. Funds will be awarded each year proportionally among all eligible programs, based on the total number of uninsured patients under the age of 21 served.

The Legislature has appropriated up to $112,500 in Fiscal Year 2020. Funding will be allocated by formula, among eligible applicants.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of Dental Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahan
651–201–3860

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Health Professional Clinical Training Expansion Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1505 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support the establishment or expansion of clinical training for eligible health professional training programs. The grant program assists in planning and/or implementation of expanded clinical training by eligible health professional training programs in Minnesota by funding costs associated with creating or expanding clinical training opportunities. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process.

For more information please contact:
Paia Vang
651–201–3856

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Home and Community–Based Services (HCBS) Employee Scholarship Grant

Next cycle opens August 5.
Applications are due September 27.
Project date: January 2, 2020 – December 31, 2021

The Home and Community–Based Services (HCBS) employee scholarship grant program, authorized by Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1503, was established for the purpose of assisting qualified HCBS providers fund employee scholarships for education and training in nursing and other health care fields. Grant funds must be used by grantees to recruit and train caregiving staff through the establishment of a scholarship program.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

Educational resources for grantees and scholarship recipients:

List of HCBS Scholarship grantees:

For more information please contact:
Sonya Borgeson–Bethke
651–201–3895

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Hospital Safety Net Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

Minnesota Statutes 145.929 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grant funding to help defray underpayments to hospitals for high–cost services provided to Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) enrollees.

Up to $1,315,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2019. Funds will be awarded proportionally among all eligible hospitals who apply, based on the total dollar amount of qualifying EMA claims of over $50,000 between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Eligible applicants are licensed hospitals in Minnesota who serve EMA enrollees.

List of Hospital Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahan
651–201–3860

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Indian Health Grant

Applications are due 3:00 p.m., October 4.

The Indian Health Grant Program provides assistance to eligible applicants to furnish clinical health services for American Indians who live off reservations. Nonprofit organizations, governmental and tribal entities are eligible to apply.

Grants will be awarded for a two–year project period: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of Indian Health grantees:

For more information please contact:
Debra Jahnke
651–201–3845

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Career Guidance and Support Grant

Applications have been extended and are due 4:30 p.m., August 31, 2019.
Grant distribution announcement approximately: September 27, 2019.
The grant funding will cover 19 months of program services, estimated beginning November 1, 2019 and extending through June 30, 2021.

The International Medical Graduate (IMG) Career Guidance and Support Grant Program is one aspect of a comprehensive program authorized by Minnesota Legislature to address barriers to practice and facilitate pathways to assist immigrant international medical graduates (IMGs) and other foreign trained health care professionals integrate into the Minnesota health care delivery system, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Are located in Minnesota.
  • Have demonstrable experience working with immigrants/refugees in Minnesota.
  • Have a track record providing career guidance and support in health occupations, and preferably with immigrants and refugees.
  • Have experience partnering with educational and support service agencies to maximize resources.
  • Have experience in collaborating with Minnesota health professionals licensing boards.
  • Are culturally competent and understand health equity.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
MN_health.IMG@state.mn.us

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Clinical Preparation Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1911 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support clinical preparation for Minnesota immigrant international medical graduates (IMGs). A Minnesota IMG is defined as an international medical graduate who:

  • was born outside the United States,
  • now resides permanently in the United States as a citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident,
  • has resided in Minnesota for at least 2 years, and
  • did not enter the United States on a J1 or similar nonimmigrant visa following acceptance into a United States medical residency or fellowship program.

The grant program supports clinical preparation for Minnesota IIMGs who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and who agree to practice post residency in rural or underserved areas of the state. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process.

Eligible applicants are programs and sponsors of clinical medical education or healthcare providers that fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Are located in Minnesota,
  • Have a history of providing clinical medical education or clinical preparation, and
  • Are willing to provide clinical preparation in primary care, including exposure to ambulatory and inpatient medicine in one or more of the following specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry and rural medicine.

For more information please contact:
MN_health.IMG@state.mn.us

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Primary Care Residency (PCR) Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

The International Medical Graduates (IMG) Primary Care Residency (PCR) Grant Program supports primary care residency positions for Minnesota IMGs who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and who agree to practice post residency in rural or underserved areas of the state. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process. This program is one aspect of a comprehensive program authorized by Minnesota State Statute 144.1911 to address barriers to practice and facilitate pathways to assist IMGs integrate into the Minnesota health care delivery system, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Eligible applicants are programs, sponsors and potential sponsors of primary care residency positions located in Minnesota that propose to train IIMG medical residents in the primary care specialties of Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information please contact:
MN_health.IMG@state.mn.us

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Mental Health Safety Net Grant

Opens: August 5
Step 1 Application due to MDH: 12 p.m., October 11, 2019.
Step 2 Budget due to MDH: 12 p.m., November 1, 2019.
Estimated grant agreement start date: January 3, 2020.

The Mental Health Safety Net Grant program assists mental health centers and clinics that treat the uninsured. Funds will be awarded each year proportionally among all eligible programs, based on the total number of uninsured patients under the age of 21 served.

The Legislature has appropriated up to $393,750 in Fiscal Year 2020. Funding will be allocated by formula, among eligible applicants.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of Mental Health Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahan
651–201–3860

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Primary Care Residency Grant

Opens: August 5
Applications are due: 4:30 p.m. CST, September 6.

The Primary Care Residency Grant program provides funding to expand the training of primary care physicians. Primary care residency programs may apply for funding to create and maintain additional residency positions for up to three years.

Eligible residency programs train medical residents in the following specialties: family medicine; general internal medicine; general pediatrics; psychiatry–including child psychiatry fellowships; geriatrics fellowship; and general surgery. The Minnesota Legislature has appropriated $1,500,000 in grant funds for fiscal year 2020. Eligible residency programs not seeking expansion funds may apply for up to $75,000 for one year to plan program expansion. Training grants may be awarded for up to three years and the maximum award is $300,000—up to $150,000 in year 1, up to $100,000 in year 2, and up to $50,000 in year 3. For eligible residency programs longer than three years, training grants may be awarded for the duration of the residency, not exceeding an average of $100,000 per residency slot per year.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
Paia Vang
651–201–3856

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Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant

Step 1 Application: July 19, 2019.
Step 2 Application: August 23, 2019.

Minnesota Statutes Section. 8.144.1912 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support rural Family Medicine Residency programs. The grant program assists Family Medicine Residency programs outside the 7–county metropolitan area by funding costs associated with training eligible residents.

Eligible applicants are family medicine residency programs that fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Located outside the 7–county metropolitan area
  • Accredited as a family medicine residency program or is a candidate for accreditation.
  • Focused on education and training of family medicine physicians to serve communities outside the 7–county metropolitan area, and
  • Able to demonstrate that at least 25 percent of program graduates from the previous three calendar years currently practice in Minnesota communities outside the 7–county metropolitan area.

Grant Application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
Paia Vang
651–201–3856

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Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

This grant program helps small rural hospitals make needed facility and equipment improvements.

List of Rural Hospital Capital Improvement grantees:

For more information please contact:
Sonya Borgeson–Bethke
651–201–3895

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Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

The purpose of the Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant Program is to provide funds for eligible small hospitals (50 or fewer beds) to preserve or enhance access to health services through planning or implementation projects.

The Legislature has appropriated up to $300,000 for Fiscal Year 2019 for this grant. Funding will be allocated through a competitive process.

For more information please contact:
Craig Baarson
651–201–3840

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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)

Not open for applications at this time.

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care coordinates a state application to the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of Minnesota’s small rural hospitals (49 or fewer beds). SHIP grant funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in one of the following funding categories – value based purchasing, accountable care organization, payment bundling or care transitions – and according to the following priority areas:

  • Priority 1 – HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) and ICD–10
  • Priority 2 – Other items on the SHIP Purchasing Menu may be selected
  • Priority 3 – Other: applies to those who have already completed all pre–selected investments (equipment and/or services) listed on the SHIP Purchasing Menu

New for this project year, hospitals are encouraged to apply for the SHIP special innovations project (SIP) where they will collaborate on a multi-year project together with a cohort of hospitals. Details in the application.

Estimated grant period: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.

For more information please contact:
health.ruralshipgrant@state.mn.us
651–201–3528

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Summer Health Care Internship Program

Not open for applications at this time.

The purpose of the Summer Health Care Internship Program is to expose interested secondary and postsecondary pupils to various careers within the health care professions. The Minnesota Department of Health selects one statewide nonprofit organization to award grants to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities and home care providers to establish summer health care internship programs for secondary and postsecondary students. Eligible organizations must be statewide nonprofit organizations representing facilities where students will serve their internships.

The Minnesota Legislature has appropriated $300,000 for the program for Fiscal Year 2019.

For more information please contact:
Paia Vang
651–201–3856

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Updated Tuesday, 20-Aug-2019 19:56:32 CDT