Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Program: Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program Summary: The purpose of the SHIP is to help small rural hospitals of 49 beds or less, do any or all of the following: 1) enable the purchase of equipment and/or training to help hospitals attain value-based purchasing provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); 2) aid small rural hospitals in joining or becoming accountable care organizations, or create shared savings programs per the ACA; and 3) enable small rural hospitals to purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with meaningful use, ICD-10 standards, and payment bundling. Eligibility: The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state will be the official grantee of record, as they will act as a fiscal intermediary for all hospitals within their state. This is a competing continuation announcement. Eligible applicants include current SORHs receiving SHIP, as well as SORHs not previously funded who meet eligibility requirements Estimated funds: $14,571,000 Award ceiling: $300,000 Deadline: December 20, 2018 With over $300M in grant awards in and around RURAL issues, Grant Management Associates is the firm of choice. Contact Kristin Carter at 530-228-9235 or firstname.lastname@example.org for grant writing assistance.