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CHNA Implementation Plan Funding Program

The Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the State Office of Rural Health program has made funding available for North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and local public health units to utilize in executing activities that have resulted from their community's Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA Implementation Plan Funding Program will fund a limited number of awards up to $5,000 each for North Dakota CAHs and up to $2,500 each for RHCs and local public health units. Funds are limited and will be awarded based on criteria outlined in the guidance below.

2021 Guidance - CLOSED

Funding Period: March 22, 2021 – June 22, 2021

Submission deadline was 5:00 pm Central on March 18, 2021.


Review the submission questions and view the templates to prepare your responses prior to entering them into the online submission form.

Important Dates
March 18, 2021 
Proposals must be submitted via online submission by 5:00 pm Central
March 22, 2021 Notification of awards/funding period begins
June 22, 2021 Project must be completed and funds expended
June 28, 2021 Invoice (with receipts) must be submitted to the Center for Rural Health
July 15, 2021 Project final report must be completed