Rural Policy Analysis Program

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Rural Policy Analysis Program. The purpose of this program is to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policy makers. 

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit organizations. Eligible organizations may include State, local, and Indian tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other non-profit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and hospitals. 

Eligible applicants must be national in scope and have well- established relationships with each of the following constituencies: rural clinical service networks; frontier residents; rural hospitals and community health systems; rural medical and health care provider educators; rural health clinics; State Rural Health Associations (SRHA) and State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs). 

You must have experience identifying emerging rural health care policy issues and promptly providing feedback to office inquiries regarding those issues. Eligible applicants must demonstrate experience conducting policy research in the areas of access to health care services, Medicare and Medicaid policies, and development of rural delivery systems and public health. You should also have the capacity to quickly synthesize and disseminate policy analysis that informs policy makers of the needs of rural health care delivery systems in the design and implementation of health care policy. Finally, you must demonstrate past experience in, and the ability to communicate results and implications of national health policy analyses for rural health services and delivery to a variety of audiences in a number of settings, including meeting presentations and panel discussions. Applications that fail to show such experience will not be considered.  



Amount Description

This program will provide funding during federal fiscal years 2017 - 2021. Approximately $225,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one awardee. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $225,000 per year. The project period is four years.

Funding Type





Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 14, 2016