Tips for SHIP Program Administration

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

The purpose of this document is to provide suggestions for SHIP Coordinators in administering their programs. These are not rules or requirements, but rather a collection of current practices based upon a survey of SHIP Coordinators. The tips have been organized based upon the progression of the SHIP application: Application Planning, Tracking/Monitoring, Investments and Incomplete Expenditure of Project Funds.

Each section also includes tips for network/consortia where applicable. Lastly, these tips are useful in providing guidance for program integrity and ensuring effective monitoring and use of Federal funds.