ORHPC Grant Information - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Grant Information

 

Grants available from the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Anticipated Due Date
This application opens March 22 and is due 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 10.
Pre–applications are are no longer being accepted.
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The Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness program is closed.

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Community Clinic Grant Program

Pre–applications are no longer being accepted.

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.

Eligible entities include:

  • Nonprofit clinics established to provide preventative, medical, dental or mental health services to low–income or rural population groups;
  • A government entity operating a clinic which provides preventative, medical, dental or mental health services;
  • An Indian Health Services unit or Indian tribal government operating a clinic which provides preventative, medical, dental or mental health services; or,
  • A consortium of these entities.

Applicant organizations must also have a policy to ensure no person will be denied services due to inability to pay (e.g. sliding–fee scale). This funding is for one year: May 1, 2019—April 30, 2020.

For purposes of the Community Clinic Grant Program, the term clinic means an outpatient or ambulatory setting for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or the maintenance of health. Clinics may be stationary or mobile and must not be solely for the purpose of urgent or emergent care. Eligible health services include preventative, medical, dental and mental health. Clinics may provide one or more of these services and are not required to provide all.

Due to the limited funding available for this program, the application process includes a pre–application and a final application. The results of the pre–application review will determine which applicants will be invited to submit a final grant application.

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 Program

Step 2 applications are no longer being accepted.

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 2019. Funding will be allocated by formula, among eligible applicants.

List of Dental Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahn
651-201-3860

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Health Professional Expansion Grant Program

The deadline for submission is April 19.

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.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

For more information please contact:
Will Wilson
651–201–3842

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

The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Central Time, April 19.

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.

Because not all appropriated funds have been spent, MDH is publishing a second RFP in FY 2019.

Grant application forms and guidelines:

Educational resources for grantees and scholarship recipients:

Download: Educational Resources for Grantees and Scholarship Recipients (PDF)

List of HCBS Scholarship grantees:

2018 HCBS Scholarship Grantees

2017 HCBS Scholarship Grantees

2016 HCBS Scholarship Grantees

For more information please contact:
Will Wilson
651-201-3842

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Hospital Safety Net Grant

Step 1 is due 12:00 p.m., April 19.
Step 2 is due May 17
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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.

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

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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. Nonprofit organizations, governmental and tribal entities are eligible to apply.

Grants will be awarded for a two-year project period: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

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 Program

Not open for applications at this time.

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 (IIMGs) 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:

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

For more information please contact:
Yende Anderson
651-201-5988

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Clinical Preparation Grant Program

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 (IIMGs). A Minnesota IIMG 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:
Yende Anderson
651-201-5988

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

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:
Yende Anderson
651-201-5988

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) Residency Preparation Program – BRIIDGE

Not open for applications at this time.

The University of Minnesota, in partnership with Minnesota Department of Health, will again offer a residency preparatory program for international medical graduates from February 4, 2019 – November 1, 2019. The faculty leads for this program are Drs. Salah Maalim, Hope Pogemiller, and Michael Westerhaus. This nine-month program will consist of inpatient and outpatient training opportunities as well as community and classroom based components to optimally prepare participants to match into and succeed in residency programs. Prior to program participation, selected participants are also required to enroll in a Fall 2018 semester course (Wednesday evenings) on the social determinants of health and community health in Minnesota offered through the University of Minnesota Public Health School.

For more information please contact:
Yende Anderson
651-201-5988

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Mental Health Safety Net Grant Program

Step 2 applications are no longer being accepted.

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 2019.  Funding will be allocated by formula, among eligible applicants.  

List of Mental Health Safety Net grantees:

For more information please contact:
Randi Callahn
651-201-3860

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Primary Care Residency Grant Program

Not open for applications 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. 

The Minnesota Legislature has appropriated $1,500,000 in grant funds for fiscal year 2019. Funds will be awarded after a competitive review process.

For more information please contact:
Will Wilson
651-201-3842

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Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant Program

Step 2 application are no longer being accepted.

The Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant Program supports Family Medicine Residency programs outside the 7–county metropolitan area by funding costs associated with training eligible residents. Grant funds will be allocated first to support proposed new family medicine residency positions, and remaining funds will be allocated proportionally based on the number of existing residents in eligible programs.

The Minnesota Legislature has appropriated approximately $1,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2019.

For more information please contact:
Will Wilson
651-201-3842

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Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Program

The application deadline has been extended to January 25.

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:
Will Wilson
651-201-3842

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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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Rural Pharmacy Planning and Transition Grant Program

Not open for applications at this time.

This program is intended to preserve access to prescription medication and the skills of a pharmacist in rural areas.

For more information please contact:
Will Wilson
651-201-3842


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:
Emma Distel
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:
Will Wilson
651–201–3842

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Updated Monday, 22-Apr-2019 13:25:56 CDT