Fiscal Year 2017 Flex Grant Supplemental Funding Opportunity Announcement
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 supplemental funding to the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant Program provides additional funding opportunities to states to support in-depth technical assistance (TA) to critical access hospitals (CAHs). The supplemental funding is awarded to states to provide support for up to 40 CAHs located in rural communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment, and substance abuse. Supplemental funds are used to make measurable improvement(s) in the CAH based on identified need in the areas of finance, quality and substance use. This supplemental funding provides an opportunity for more in-depth TA within the context of the Flex Program, given greater need than states have Flex grant dollars to support.
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- Letter of Intent: State Flex programs must submit a letter of intent, via email to their Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) project officer, for all eligible CAHs in their state that will accept the additional funds (and the associated requirements) by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, June 9, 2017
- Supplemental Funding Request: Submission of all applicable documents will be completed electronically through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks (EHB). State Flex programs with eligible CAHs must submit the required information identified above by 11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, June 30, 2017. Prior approval requests submitted after that time will not be considered. The anticipated date of the supplemental award is September 01, 2017