Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), will implement a new Model, the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. The CHART Model aims to improve health care quality and reduce Medicare and Medicaid expenditures within rural communities. The CHART Model will harness the drive, creativity, and local expertise of rural communities and leverage national resources to improve access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for rural residents. CHART’s Community Transformation Track aims to catalyze modernization of rural health delivery systems by offering technical support, operational flexibilities, and an APM specifically designed for rural communities.


  • Letter of Intent to Apply Due Date: January 18, 2021
  • Application Due Date: February 16, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern U.S. Time

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Eligibility Requirements

Lead Organizations may be awarded one CHART cooperative agreement only. Specific programmatic eligibility requirements for Lead Organizations are described in section A.4.3 Lead Organization and the Community.



Amount Description

Estimated Maximum Award Amount: $5,000,000

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

February 16, 2021