ORHPC Grant Information - Minnesota Dept. of Health

ORHPC Grants

Grants available from the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

Anticipated Due Date

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Applications due September 10.
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Letter of Intent/LOI due September 20
Budget Application due November 15

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Applications due October 15 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
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Applications are due October 15, 4:30 p.m. CT.
Applications are due October 15, 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
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The J–1 Visa Waiver Program is now closed.

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Letter of Intent/LOI due September 13
Budget Application due November 8

All eligible professions will be able to apply during the usual application cycle:
November 1—January 7, 2022.
A few eligible professions will be able to apply in an early application cycle as well:
September 13—November 22.
The program cycle is now OPEN and accepting applications through Friday, October 15, 11:59 p.m.
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The SHIP Grant Final Report Instructions (PDF) is now available.

 

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Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant

Applications are due September 10.

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.

Grant application forms

List of Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant Awards:

For more information please contact:
health.SafetyNetGrants@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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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.

View the 2021 Community Clinic Grant Request for Proposal (PDF) for program information and application instructions. You will need to create an account in the online Grants Portal, after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Portal.

Fiscal Year 2021 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:
health.CommunityClinicGrant@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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Dental Safety Net Grant

Letter of Intent/LOI due September 20
Budget Application due November 15

MDH is soliciting proposals for grants to dental clinics who serve the uninsured. Eligible applicants include nonprofit critical access dental providers not affiliated with a hospital or medical group, who provide free or reduced–cost oral health to low–income patients under the age of 21, and who can demonstrate that at least 80 percent of patient encounters were with patients who were uninsured or covered by Minnesota health care programs. Funding will be distributed based on the number of uninsured patients under the age of 21 served by the provider. To be considered for funding, an initial Letter of Intent (LOI) applications must be received by MDH no later than 11:59 p.m. CT, September 20.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of Dental Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
health.SafetyNetGrants@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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Federally Qualified Health Center Subsidy Grants

Not open for applications at this time.

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community–based and patient–directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high–quality primary health care services.

Per legislation passed during the 2007 MN Legislative session, Minnesota Statute 145.9269 empowers the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health to distribute grants to FQHCs and FQHC Look–Alikes "operating in Minnesota to continue, expand, and improve federally qualified health center services to low–income populations."

The total funding for the Fiscal Year 2021 FQHC Subsidy Grant program is $2,644,000. A formula calculation determines each award.

For more information please contact:
brenda.flattum@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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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.

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 to cover costs related to a course of study that is expected to lead to career advancement with the provider or in the HCBS field.

List of HCBS Scholarship grantees:

For more information please contact:
Health.HCBSgrant@state.mn.us

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Hospital Safety Net Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

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, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

Up to $1,309,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2021 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:
health.safetynetgrants@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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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.

List of Indian Health grantees:

For more information please contact:
Brenda Flattum
651–201–3870

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Career Guidance and Support Grant

Applications due October 15 at 11:59pm CST.

Minnesota Department of Health invites all eligible nonprofit organizations to submit an application for the Immigrant International Medical Graduate (IMG) Career Guidance and Support Grant Program.

The International Medical Graduate (IMG) Career Guidance and Support Grant Program provides a foundation for 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.

The Career Guidance and Support program serves as an entry point for Immigrant Medical Graduates in Minnesota to participate in programming that helps them become ready for health care career opportunities. The program serves to provide IMGs support in addressing barriers to residency and medical practice, and to assist IMGs in preparing for careers in the health care field using their medical background.

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.
  • Have an active organizational program website containing program resources, options for participants enrollment and contact links.
  • Are culturally competent and understand health equity collaboration.

Up to $275,000 is available to fund an organization for 24 months to implement initiatives, which assist IMGs with career guidance and support in the recertification process. Applications must be submitted online through the MDH Grants Portal website no later than October 15, 2021, 11:59 pm CST.

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

Application is due October 15, 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

Health care professionals who receive training in other countries face multiple barriers in transferring their credentials after relocating to the United States. These professionals would be at an advantage to serve minority and immigrant populations and help Minnesota foster strong healthy communities and address health inequities. To address these barriers and integrate this unique resource, the Minnesota Legislature allocated funding to create a program to assist these professionals.
Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1911 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to eligible grantees to support residency positions for Minnesota immigrant international medical graduates (IIMGs). (An IIMG is an international medical graduate who was born outside the United States, now resides permanently in the United States, and who did not enter the United States on a J1 or similar nonimmigrant visa following acceptance into United States medical residency or fellowship program.) 

Grant application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
yende.anderson@state.mn.us
651–201–5988

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Short Term Clinical Experience Grant Program

Applications are due October 15, 4:30 p.m. CT.

Through the Short Term Clinical Experience Grant, MDH will offer short–term clinical opportunities, 30 to 90 days, where an increased number of IMGs can access US clinical experience, build knowledge of the US healthcare system and strengthen their residency applications.

Health care professionals who receive training in other countries face multiple barriers in transferring their credentials after relocating to the United States. These professionals would be at an advantage to serve minority and immigrant populations and help Minnesota foster strong healthy communities and address health inequities. To address these barriers and integrate this unique resource, the Minnesota Legislature allocated funding to assist these professionals.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
yende.anderson@state.mn.us
651–201–5988

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Mental Health Safety Net Grant

Letter of Intent/LOI due September 13

Budget Application due November 8

Minnesota Statute 145.929 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to award grants to support eligible mental health 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. Eligible Budget Lines include:

  • Salaries & Fringe
  • Supplies
  • Travel
  • Equipment and Capital Improvements
  • Contracted Services
  • Other (Define)

The MN Legislature has appropriated up to $394,000 in Fiscal Year 2022.  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:
health.SafetyNetGrants@state.mn.us
651–201–3870

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Primary Care Residency Grant

Applications are not being accepted at this time

The Primary Care Residency Grant program provides funding to expand the training of primary care physicians. The grant program assists existing or proposed Primary Care Residency programs in Minnesota by funding costs associated with creating new residency programs, and training eligible residents in newly created slots. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process. 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 2022.  

For more information please contact:
Yende Anderson

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Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

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 accre`ditation
  • 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 program awards grants to eligible rural hospitals for modernization projects to update, remodel or replace aging hospital facilities and equipment necessary to maintain the operations of a hospital.

Read the 2020 Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Request for Proposals (PDF) for program information and application instructions after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Grants Portal.

List of Rural Hospital Capital Improvement grantees:

For more information please contact:
Health.RuralHospitalGrants@state.mn.us

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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 award grants to eligible hospitals. The program helps small hospitals (50 or fewer beds) preserve or enhance access to health services through planning or implementation projects.

Read the 2021 Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant RFP (PDF) for program information and application instructions, after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Grants Portal.

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 (ORHPC) 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).

In FY 2021, there are no priorities for SHIP expenditures. FORHP recommends that hospitals utilize funding to support quality improvement (purchases of hardware, software and training) and/or healthcare finance requirements but these are not required of hospitals to participate in FY 2021 SHIP.

Instructions:

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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COVID (SHIP)

Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. HRSA distributed CARES funding to assist hospitals that are eligible under the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program. This grant supports to hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus–related (COVID–19) public health emergency. This includes:

  • Safety: Ensuring hospitals are safe for staff and patients
  • Response: Detecting, preventing, diagnosing and treating COVID–19
  • Maintaining operations: supporting staff salaries, providing paid leave and ensuring continuity of services

Participating hospitals must submit quarterly reports to HRSA, through ORHPC, documenting their use of funds according to the schedule below:

Quarter /

Hospital Due Date to ORHPC /

Corresponding Reporting Period

1

7/22/2020

04/01/2020 - 06/30/2020

2

10/21/2020

07/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

3

1/20/2021

10/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

4

4/21/2021

01/01/2021 - 03/31/2021

5

7/212021

04/01/2021 - 06/30/2021

6

10/20/2021

07/01/2021 - 09/30/2021

Download the non-exhaustive list about Allowable Uses of Funds.

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.

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, 07-Sep-2021 15:33:56 CDT