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To request funds from the Connecticut Office of Rural Health (CT-ORH), an application must be completed and submitted to the CT-ORH. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and comply with the application instructions and guidelines. Proposed initiatives for which funding is awarded must be completed prior to June 1, 2019.

Funding Information

Sub-award funds come to the Connecticut Office of Rural Health (CT-ORH) through the Department of Health and Human Services via the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Awards are contingent upon federal funding to the CT-ORH. Funding is available to assist CT rural community agencies/ organizations, rural hospitals, rural clinics, and rural health care provider groups or organizations with specific initiatives that support and positively impact access, quality and costs with a goal to increase program or organizational efficiency and utilization of resources to avoid duplication of services.

Grant initiative activities should be evidenced-based and/or aligned with Affordable Care Act initiatives. The organization must have a program currently operating or impacting any of the following focus areas:

  • Workforce Development Programs
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Substance abuse
  • Emergency Medical Services/preparedness
  • Telemedicine

Funds may be used for:

  • Program development, enhancement, implementation or evaluation
  • Health program education or training
  • Strategic planning for program sustainability

A collaborative or coordinated community, regional or state rural health care partnership is required for the proposed grant initiative. The applicant must describe the partnerships or collaborations and the role of each partner organization toward the success of the proposed project. Funds cannot be used for direct patient health care services, purchasing equipment, lobbying activities and construction or remodeling of facilities.

Funds will be issued on a reimbursement basis only, must comply with contract deliverables and may only be used for the objectives for which the grant was awarded.

Application Process and Submission

All funding requests will be reviewed by the CT-ORH with additional consultation as needed. Application funding requests must be typed and submitted electronically on the organization's letterhead as one document to lfedewa@nwcc.edu. All applications must include a signed CT-ORH application face sheet with the total length of the application notto exceed six (6) typed pages. Any attachments or appendices will be counted in the 6 page limit. Questions may be directed to Lori Fedewa at lfedewa@nwcc.edu or 860-738-6378.

In addition to submitting the face page electronically, an original signed face sheet must be mailed to:

Lori Fedewa, Director
CT Office of Rural Health
56 Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

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