ORHPC Grant Information - Minnesota Dept. of Health

ORHPC Grants

Grants available from the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

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Applications are due March 5.
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The SHIP 2020 Grant Final Report Instructions (PDF) is now available.

Quarterly reporting schedule.
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Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant

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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.

List of Clinical Dental Education Innovations Grant Awards:

For more information please contact:
Carol Gronfor
651–201–3842

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Community Clinic Grant

Applications are due March 5.

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.

Grant application forms

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

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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 $113,000 in Fiscal Year 2021. 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:
Carol Gronfor
651–201–3842

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Federally Qualified Health Center Subsidy Grants

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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

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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.Not open for applications at this time.

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.

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

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

Applications are due 11:59 p.m., March 26.

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.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

List of HCBS Scholarship grantees:

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

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Hospital Safety Net Grant

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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.

List of Hospital Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Carol Gronfor
651–201–3842

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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

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.

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.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

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

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Mental Health Safety Net Grant

Not open for applications at this time.

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.

The Legislature has appropriated up to $394,000 in Fiscal Year 2021. 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:
Carol Gronfor
651–201–3842

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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.  

For more information please contact:
Yende Anderson

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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 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. Grants Portal, after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Portal.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

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

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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. Grants Portal, after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Portal.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

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).

The application form must be completed and returned to ORHPC by January 31, 2021 for inclusion in the FY 2021 SHIP Program. Late applications will not be accepted.

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.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

2020 Regular SHIP Grant Final Report 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 Thursday, 18-Feb-2021 23:15:40 CST