Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Rural Policy Analysis Program

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Policy Analysis Program. The purpose of this program is to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that will inform policy makers. This program is national in scope and focuses on cross-cutting rural health and human services issues, identifying historical and emerging trends and challenges faced by rural communities. Analyses funded under this cooperative agreement should focus on:

• Providing timely analysis and synthesis of policies and regulations impacting rural health systems and communities in the form of policy briefs or reports, and webinars and oral presentations

• Describing the historical context and current implications of rural policy issues

• Facilitating public dialogue around rural policy issues

• Identifying opportunities for integrating health and human services in policies impacting rural communities

• Identifying considerations for rural stakeholders and policy makers

These activities should inform rural decision makers and policy leaders, including the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) and organizations focused on improving health and human services in rural communities such as State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) and State Rural Health Associations (SRHAs).

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants at Duke should contact Paul Noe (paul.noe@duke.edu) as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: Dec. 14, 2020
Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include domestic public, private, and non-profit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, state and local governments, and hospitals

Amount Description

HRSA estimates approximately $225,000 to be available annually to fund one recipient. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2021 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $225,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. The FY 2021 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. This program notice is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, HRSA can process applications and award funds appropriately. The period of performance is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 (3 years)

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