Please note that the 2012 Delta Health Care Services Grant Program is now being administered by the Rural Business and Cooperative Service, another agency of Rural Development in the Department of Agriculture. For more information contact: Natalie Melton, Cooperative Programs, at 202-720-7558 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 12, 2011, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Notice of Funds Availability in the Federal Register announcing the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program application window for a second round of funding and the availability of an additional $2,994,000 for Fiscal year 2011 in grant funds to be competitively awarded for this program. Applications are currently being accepted. All applications under the July 12, 2011, NOFA must be submitted to RUS by August 11, 2011.
A NOFA was previously published on April 4, 2011, in the Federal Register, at 76 FR 18513 announcing the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program application window and the availability of $3,000,000 in grant funds that were provided in fiscal year 2010. The application deadline for the April 4, 2011, NOFA closed on June 3, 2011.
We have been informed that, due to the serious flooding and devastating tornadoes in the Delta Region, a number of potential applicants could not complete an application in time to meet the application deadline of June 3, 2011. Please read and carefully follow the directions in the July 12 NOFA, the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Application Guide, and Questions and Answers (updated July 14, 2011) for all information regarding how to apply for grant funds under this announcement. If you decide that you want to resubmit an application previously submitted, information on how to resubmit a grant application you may have submitted under the April 4, 2011, NOFA is also included in the July 12, 2011, NOFA and Questions and Answers. All documents cited are listed in the Resources section of this website.
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program:
The Delta Health Care Services Grant Program is authorized under Section 379G of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other individuals and entities in the Delta Region. Grants will be awarded to eligible entities in the Delta region serving communities of no more than 50,000 inhabitants to help to address the long standing and unmet health needs of the region.
Consortium of regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, and economic development entities located in the Delta region that have experience in addressing the health care issues in the region.
- Individuals are not eligible for this program.
- Grants are not renewable.
The amount available to fund grant awards in this program is $5,994,000. The minimum grant amount is $50,000.
See the What's New section.
- All applications under the July 12, 2011, NOFA must be submitted to RUS by August 11, 2011.
- Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
- There is no requirement for matching funds in this program.
Projects must serve the Delta region, which comprises the 252 counties and parishes within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority. (The Delta region may be adjusted by future Federal statute.)
Funds may be used to:
- Develop health care services;
- Develop health education programs;
- Develop health care job training programs;
- Develop and expand public health-related facilities in the Delta region to address longstanding and unmet health needs of the region.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to emphasize distance learning and/or telemedicine projects in their proposed use of grant funds.
- All applicants must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Any organization that applies for a Delta Health Care Services grant must provide their DUNS number on the SF-424, "Application for Federal Assistance." DUNS numbers are available without charge. See DUNS Q&A. To verify that your organization has a DUNS number or to receive one at no cost, call the toll-free request line at 1-866-705-5711 or visit http://www.grants.gov/applicants/request_duns_number.jsp
- All applicants must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Organizations must have a DUNS number in order to register with CCR. If your organization has received previous federal contracts and has already registered with CCR, you should verify that your information is up to date. For more information about CCR, please visit the CCR website at: https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/
- Applicants wishing to apply for a Delta Health Care Services grant online can do so at www.grants.gov. Your organization must have a DUNS number and complete the CCR registration process before submitting an application online.
For additional information concerning this grant program, please contact:
Natalie Melton, Cooperative Programs
Phone: 202-720-7558 or Email: email@example.com.