SHIP Coordinator Technical Assistance

The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance (TA) to the 46 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) that coordinate the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) through a technical assistance cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

SHIP Coordinator Quick Links

State Examples

Sample resources shared by state SHIP coordinators:

SHIP Grant Guidance Resources

Fiscal Year 2018

Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2016

FY16 SHIP Funding Opportunity Announcement


For more information, please contact Sally Buck at or (218) 216-7025, or Bridget Ware, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, at (301) 443-3822 or

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.