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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.241
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Sponsor Office of Rural Health Policy
Deadlines Apr 1, 2010

Steven Hirsch
Phone: 301.443.7322


The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (MRHFP, referred to as the Flex Program) supports conversion of small rural hospitals to critical access status, helping develop rural healthcare networks, and strengthening and integrating rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It will facilitate the development of model community-based rural collaborative systems of care in all grantee states.


Only States with certified Critical Access Hospitals are eligible for this grant program. The Governor designates the eligible applicant from each State. Eligibility is limited to entities designated by the Governor of States with certified critical access hospitals.

Amount of

Expected Number of Awards: 45
Estimated Total Program Funding: $22,000,000


Links to the application and full announcement are available through

Tagged as Emergency services, Health services, Hospitals and clinics, Networking and collaboration

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.