Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Application

Thank you for your interest in the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP)!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, a deadline is assigned for each upcoming project year. Once the deadline for an upcoming project year has passed, generally in September, organizations may begin applying for the next project year at any time. The application should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

Each submitted application is followed by a 60-minute phone interview. Upon completion of interviews, five organizations are selected to participate in the upcoming project year and will be notified via phone call and follow-up email late October/early November.

Technical assistance begins in January for each new project year.

For more details regarding the interview questions, scoring, and selection process, please review the Application and Interview Process.

Note: RHPTP understands that there may be circumstances during the project year that are out of your control, such as issues related to the pandemic. With that in mind, it is our commitment to meet each participating rural health clinic and small rural hospital where they are, whenever possible, in order to help position your organization to be effective participants in a future health system focused on value.

Please contact the RHPTP Team at with any questions regarding the project or application process.

Lead Organization & Primary Contact Information

Chief Executive Officer Information

You may include extensions in this field.

Contact Person Information

Communication about this application will be directed to this individual

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Administrative Assistant Information

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Application Information

Please rank the order of the following quality focus areas to indicate your need.

1=biggest need for your organization /  4=least amount of need for your organization

Please indicate your status for the following non-Medicare alternative payments or care delivery models.

Eligibility Requirements

I have read and confirm that my organization meets all eligibility requirements to participate in the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project.

Will the applicant's governing body and/or principal sign a letter of commitment to work closely with HRSA's technical assistance provider(s) to achieve the objectives of the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project?

Participation Expectations

I have read and am in agreement with the participation expectations . I understand that the participation requirements are the basic necessities that my health care organization must be willing and able to meet to fulfill the RHPTP purpose and goals.


The CEO, Contact Person and Administrative Assistant will receive an email confirmation that the online application was successfully submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Barcus at (904) 321-7607 or

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U5ERH39345 as part of a financial assistance award totaling $800,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.