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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)

  • Program Name:Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
  • Activity Code:H3H
  • Application Available:1/16/2013
  • Application Deadline:4/3/2013
  • Created By:Bryan, Julia
  • Created On:3/29/2012
  • Last Updated by:Hammond, Sarah
  • Last Updated On:4/3/2013
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/1/2013

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 04/03/2013
Deadline extended only for those applicants with a previously approved waiver from HRSA's Division of Grants Policy. Other applications will not be considered.

Modification published on 02/21/2013
Modified on February 21, 2013 – Summary of Funding, page 2. Addition of last sentence.


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-13-163
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.301
Provisional No
Activity Code H3H
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2013


The purpose of the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) is to help small rural hospitals of 49 beds or less, and 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.

 Legislative Information

Section 1820(g)(3) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395i-4

 Application Information

Application Available 01/16/2013
Application Deadline 04/03/2013
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 05/14/2013
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date 09/01/2013
Estimated Project Period 3 years
Estimated Project Start Date 09/01/2013
Estimated Project End Date 08/31/2016
Estimated Amount of this Competition $15,000,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 47
Estimated Average Size of Awards $9,000.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name CDR David Dietz, MHSA, MSW
Phone Number 3014434081

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Minimum 0) (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-13-163 final 2-21-13.pdf 535 kB 02/21/2013
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No documents attached
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