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Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on the Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund. The Fund supports the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State.

The grants are intended for equipment purchases and small capital projects that rural healthcare facilities may have difficulty funding due to capital constraints. Investments in the infrastructure of rural and tribal clinics can contribute to increased access to services for patients by adding new technology or equipment that may have been previously unavailable. Improvements to health facilities and equipment also have a proven positive impact on physician retention and recruitment.  

 

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We are happy to announce our Spring 2020 grantees:

  • Columbia Basin Health Association, Franklin County
  • Community Health of Central Washington, Kittitas County
  • Garfield County Hospital District, Garfield County
  • Heartland Medicine Colville Clinic, Stevens County
  • New Health Programs Association, Stevens County
  • Okanogan County Public Hospital District #3, Okanogan County
  • Okanogan Douglas County Hospital District #1, dba Three Rivers Hospital, Okanogan County
  • San Juan County Public Hospital District #3, San Juan County
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Grays Harbor County

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the goal of the Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund?

A: The Fund is intended to support the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State. Investments in the infrastructure of rural clinics can contribute to increased access to services for patients by adding new technology or equipment that may have been previously unavailable. Improvements to health facilities and equipment also have a proven positive impact on physician retention and recruitment.

Q: Where do I find the RFP?

A: The RFP can be accessed here.

Q: I am in a rural area, but not as defined by the USDA's definition of rural and/or the Rural Health Information Hub’s ‘Am I Rural’ Tool. Does this mean that my organization is ineligible for this grant opportunity?

A: Not necessarily. Both tools are helpful for defining Eligible Organizations, however, we understand that some rural areas may not be eligible through these tools alone. Please contact us for more information. 

Download the full Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for information on funding eligibility, access to technical assistance, and grant requirements.

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