State Office of Rural Health Grants

Grants Administered by the Center

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield -- The Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will offer a sixth year of funding for their rural health grant program.
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) -- The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Program provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them do any or all of the following: 1) pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS, 2) comply with provisions of HIPAA and 3) reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.
  • North Dakota Flex Grant Program -- The North Dakota Flex Program provides financial assistance to North Dakota’s Critical Access Hospitals in their efforts to adapt to the changing rural healthcare environment.
    • CAH HIT Network Implementation Grant Program -- Facilitate the exchange of health information by implementing an interoperable electronic medical record along the continuum of care that is patient-centered, facilitating patient safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health services. Three North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals, one tertiary referral hospital, and ancillary providers including a community health center, will serve as the network model in this pilot project.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Grants