State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program (SORHCDP)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program (SORHCDP). The purpose of this program is to develop and maintain activities that will build the capacity of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) and rural stakeholders nationwide through strengthening leadership, increasing opportunities for collaboration, offering education on policy and emerging health issues, and supporting the core functions of the SORH.

The goals of the SORHCDP are to support the 50 SORH and rural stakeholders nationwide to better coordinate and improve rural health services by:

1. Providing leadership development at national, regional, state, and local levels to increase the impact of SORH;

2. Facilitating partnerships and collaboration at the national, regional, state and local levels to improve the exchange of information and best practices that support rural health;

3. Assisting in the coordination of rural health care through education on policy and emerging health issues; and

4. Providing capacity development for SORH core functions to improve SORH efficiency. 

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. 


  • Duke Internal Deadline:Oct. 4, 2019
  • Sponsor Deadline:  Dec. 20, 2019


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include domestic public, private and nonprofit organizations including domestic faith-based and community organizations, state governments and their agencies such as universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, local governments or their bona fide agents. Federally recognized tribal governments, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible.



Amount Description

HRSA estimates approximately $750,000 to be available annually to fund one recipient. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2020 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $750,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. The FY 2020 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 in a timely manner. The period of performance is August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2025 (5 years). Funding beyond the first year is subject to the availability of appropriated funds for SORHCDP in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. 

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials:

Internal Deadline

October 4, 2019

External Deadline

December 20, 2019