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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, clinics, health centers, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State.

Grants will support equipment purchases and small capital projects that rural healthcare facilities may have difficulty funding due to capital constraints. 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.  

 

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We are happy to announce our Fall 2020 grantees:

 

  • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Grays Harbor County
  • Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC), Whatcom County
  • Willapa Harbor Hospital, Pacific County       
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima 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, clinics, health centers, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State. Investments in the infrastructure of rural clinics can contribute to increased access to services and improved quality of care for patients by adding new technology or equipment that may have been previously unavailable. 

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. 

  • Rocio Caravantes Wofford at rocio@empirehealthfoundation.org, 509-919-3046 

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

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