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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) grants
provide support to small rural hospitals with
implementation of delivery system changes. Funds will
benefit small rural hospitals and help ensure that they
have a strong foundation to provide quality healthcare to
The grant award is made available to the Center for Rural
Health through the Health Resources and Services
Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy.
To qualify for SHIP Grants, applicant hospitals are
required to be small non-Federal, short-term, general
acute care facilities with 49 or fewer beds, and must be
located in a rural area. Successful applicants will
receive funding for one year and renewal is contingent
upon satisfactory applicant performance. Amounts awarded
are dependent upon the availability of federal
Learn more about SHIP
at the federal level. The Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health
Sciences receives and administers the SHIP grant.