USDA Logo Rural Development Logo USDA Rural DevelopmentBusinessMasthead
SpacerHomeDividerAbout RDDividerNewsroomDividerAgencies & OfficesDividerPrograms & OpportunitiesDividerHelpDividerContact UsDividerEn Español
Search RD
Browse by Audience
Browse by Subject
Community Development
Technical Assistance
Forms and Publications
Regulations and Guidance
Online Services
Left Navigation Menu Bottom


The Delta Health Care Services and Delta Regional Authority Grant Program is designed 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 entities in the Delta Region. This year's program integrates a strategic partnership with the Delta Regional Authority to expand the opportunity for assistance to the region's most critically underserved.

Program Status: CLOSED

Estimated RD/DHCS Program Funding: $5,775,327
Estimated DRA Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum RD/DHCS Grant Amount: $1,000,000
Maximum DRA Grant Amount: $100,000
Cost-Sharing Requirement: None

Grant Program Information

Am I eligible to apply? How do I apply?  

This year program encourages the leveraging of funds from either program to significantly bolster the strength of eligible projects and seeks to support well-rounded projects by providing financial assistance for the full cycle of the project.

To apply for DHCS Funding you must be a consortium of; regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institute, and/or economic development entities located within the Delta Region. Health care cooperatives located in the Delta Region that have experience in addressing the health care issues in the region are also eligible to compete under the RD/DHCS Program. Individuals are not eligible for this program.

To apply for DRA funding you must be a regional institution of higher education, public body, non-profit corporation, Indian Tribe or health care cooperative. Individuals are not eligible for funding under this program.

 Each fiscal year, applications are solicited through a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register.
What can I do with the grant? If I get the grant, what next?  

Grant funds must be used for projects in rural areas within the Delta Region:

DRA grant funds may be used to assist in the economic development of rural areas by providing technical assistance for business development and economic development planning.

  • develop health care services;
  • develop health education programs;
  • develop health care training programs;
  • develop and expand public health-related facilities in the Delta Region to address longstanding and unmet health needs of the region.


You will need to fill out paperwork and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

What resources are available? What if I have a question?  

  For additional information concerning this grant program, please contact:Natalie Melton, Cooperative Programs, Phone: 202-690-1374 or Email:  

Last Modified:11/20/2014 
Footer Corner
RD Home | | Site Map | Policies and Links
FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | FirstGov | White House