ORHPC Grant Information - Minnesota Dept. of Health

ORHPC Grants

Grants available from the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

Anticipated Due Date

Ongoing as of March 18, 2020
Application deadline has been extended to April 27.
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Applications are due March 31, at 4:30 p.m., CST.
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Application deadline for Step 1: March 30, 12 p.m.
Application deadline for Step 2: April 27.
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Applications are due May 1, at 4:00 p.m., CST.
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Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant

Application has been extended and is due April 27.

Clinical training is a requirement for dental professionals to become licensed, but opportunities to receive clinical training are limited. Under the authority of Minnesota Statutes Section 62J.692, Subdivision 7a, the Commissioner of Health is authorized to award grants to sponsoring institutions and clinical dental training sites for projects that increase dental access for underserved populations and promote innovative clinical dental education or clinical training programs. Individual providers applying alone are not eligible for grants, nor are clinical training sites or institutions outside of Minnesota.

Potential uses of grant funds include expanding existing clinical training programs that have demonstrated success in providing dental services to underserved populations and in developing or implementing new programs designed to improve access for underserved populations. Programs must use dental occupations residents or students in dental professional training programs. Grants must be used to fund costs directly related to the established or ongoing operation of an accredited clinical dental education program or to establish or expand an accredited clinical dental training program at a Medicaid–eligible site.

Approximately $1.1 million may be available for Fiscal Year 2021.

Download the application forms:

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.

Minnesota Statute 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.

Fiscal Year 2020 program funding will support clinic efforts to improve:

  • Mental health screening and follow–up services for adolescents and young adults ages 12–25 (minimally ages 12–17), or
  • Oral health programs, with preference for projects supporting collaborative practice dental hygienists to provide services in community locations, or
  • Clinical services for at–risk youth.

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

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Dental Safety Net Grant

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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.

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

Applications are due March 31, at 4:30 p.m., CST.

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.

Eligible, accredited training programs must be located in Minnesota, and must train students in the following health professions: advanced practice registered nurses, dental therapists and advanced dental therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, or physician assistants.

During this cycle approximately $500,000 is available for the grant program. Eligible educational programs may receive up to $75,000 for planning projects, and up to $300,000 for clinical training expansion projects, over three years.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

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

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

Not open for applications at this time.

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 Workshop:

On September 5, our ORHPC Grant Manager, Sonya Borgeson–Bethke, presented an overview presentation of the grant program and the application process. You may download the HCBS Employee Scholarship Grant Program webinar presentation or view the HCBS Employee Scholarship video on YouTube.

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

Application deadline for Step 1: March 30, 12 p.m.
Grant distribution announcement: April 13.
Application deadline for Step 2: April 27.
Estimated grant agreement start date: June 8.

Minnesota Statute 145.929, Subdivision 3 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support hospitals which provide services to high cost Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) enrollees. 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 February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.

Up to $1,900,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2020 Funds.

Eligible applicants are licensed hospitals in Minnesota who serve EMA enrollees.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of Hospital Safety Net grantees:

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

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Indian Health Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

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

Not open for applications at this time.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

Estimated grant period: July 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021.

For more information or to request application instructions and forms, please contact:
health.ruralshipgrant@state.mn.us
651–201–3838

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Summer Health Care Internship Program

Not open for applications at this time.

Estimated grant agreement start date: January 3, 2020.

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 2020.

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

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Updated Tuesday, 24-Mar-2020 11:32:40 CDT