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.
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.