On December 7th, we shared in our Rural Focus Newsletter about an exciting new funding opportunity for rural providers: the Rural Enhancement grant. The deadline to submit your application is just around the corner (January 22nd), so please consider applying today!

Background: The South Carolina Office of Rural Health has partnered with SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare and is extending a funding opportunity for rural health providers to advance their practices through modern technology including computers, information technology (IT) updates, educational materials, training, and/or portable medical devices.

Applications must include a description of items in which the funding will be utilized. Examples of items can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computers (Examples: desktops and laptops)
  • Information Technology (Examples:software to include Microsoft office and risk assessment tools)
  • Portable Medical Devices (Examples: remote patient monitoring, blood pressure machines, pulse oximeter, vital signs machines, etc.)
  • Educational Materials and Training (Examples: PCMH-CCE Continuing Education, Lean Six Sigma Training,IHI Improvement Coach)
Funding Criteria and Timeline

Eligible Applicants:

Rural providers

Application Deadline:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Award Notification:
Monday, February 4, 2019 (anticipated date)

Funding Award:
Awardees will be eligible to receive up to $8,000 per organization

Contact and Additional Information:

For questions about eligibility and more information about this funding opportunity please contact Darlene Hines at dhines@scorh.net

View the application here.