Donor Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type of Grant: Training
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/25/2022
Size of the Grant: $600,000
Grant Duration: 4 years
The purpose of this program is to improve health care in rural areas by educating and training future and current health professionals in the rural counties and parishes of the Mississippi River Delta Region and Alabama Black Belt (Delta Regional Authority (DRA) region) in the following critical administrative support occupation: medical coding and billing, claims processing, information management, and clinical documentation. These skilled administrative healthcare professionals are key to increasing hospital revenues, thereby improving a hospital’s financial stability and thus its ability to improve health care in the rural areas it serves.
The goals of the Delta Region Rural Health Workforce Training Program are:
- Enhance healthcare delivery in rural areas within the DRA region by creating training programs focused on building the skills and capacity of administrative support and business operations professionals in rural healthcare facilities.
- Create a sustainable pipeline of trained professionals to rural areas through the development of Strategic Networks between academic institutions, community based organizations, and rural healthcare facilities located in the DRA region.
- Provide students with training opportunities and experiences within community focused rural healthcare facilities, which will build and reinforce ties within rural communities in the DRA region.
- Retain current healthcare staff in rural areas with opportunities for training and education in critical positions.
- Expand the uptake of industry-validated credentials that are competency based, empowering job seekers and reducing barriers to hiring and promotion in rural areas.
- For the Central Service Area, you may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $600,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. For the Northern Service Area, you may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $500,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. For the Eastern Service Area, you may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year.
- The period of performance is September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2026 (4 years).
- Eligible applicants include domestic public, private, and non-profit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, and accredited domestic institutions of higher education including public or private non-profit educational entities, such as four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, technical colleges, vocational schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and
- Universities (TCUs) located in one of the eight states in the DRA region.
- Eligible entities must be located in the DRA region. The DRA region includes 252 counties and parishes located across eight states – Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
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