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Centers of Excellence Program

Grants to Iowa Hospitals, Health Centers, and Community-Based
Organizations to Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

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Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Deadline Date:

10/20/21 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time


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Grants to Iowa hospitals, health centers, community-based organizations, and integrated delivery systems to improve health care in rural areas. The purpose of this program is to increase access to comprehensive, quality health care. Successful applicants will create Centers of Excellence that encourage innovation and collaboration among regional health care providers in rural areas. The applicant's proposed service delivery region must include four or more contiguous rural counties or rural portions of counties.

Centers of Excellence are innovative care models that specialize in specific areas of medicine, offer a variety of services and treatments, and create regional access to specialty care with a focus on creating access to specialty care in rural areas where access is currently lacking.

The Department is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as supporting opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible through the reduction of barriers in environmental, social, economic and other conditions which impact health. This program promotes health equity through working to reduce disparities and improve the health and overall well-being of rural communities by increasing access to specialty care in rural areas.

Priority will be given to applications that propose to service a large number of rural residents within their service region and must demonstrate accessibility of services within their proposed region.

The goal of this program is to demonstrate regional collaboration to assess targeted medical needs of local residents, and establish partnerships to leverage resources and develop a business model for long-term sustainability of Centers of Excellence providing access to specialty care for rural communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198589

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Approximately two awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for up to $212,500 for the total contract period.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: December 15, 2021 - June 30, 2027
Contract Period: December 15, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Health systems or healthcare facilities and organizations representing health systems and facilities are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this funding opportunity. Health systems are defined as facility-based provider organizations (e.g., public or essential hospitals, federally qualified health centers, integrated delivery systems, community-based organizations).

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 10/20/2021 4:00 PM

Schedule of Important Dates:
- RFP Issued September 1, 2021
- Written Questions and Responses
Round 1 Questions Due: September 15, 2021
Responses Posted By: September 22, 2021
Final Questions Due: September 29, 2021
Responses Posted By: October 6, 2021
- Applications Due October 20, 2021 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time
- Post Notice of Intent to Award November 15, 2021

HHS Strategic Plan (2018-2022):

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x

For assistance regarding IowaGrants, please contact the Department IowaGrants Helpdesk at or by calling 1-866-520-8987 (available between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, excluding state holidays)

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP # 58822024

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa

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