The Rural Hospital Innovation Grant (RHIG) works to strengthen and improve the health care system and increase access to health care services in eligible counties in order to help communities achieve and maintain optimal health. Funds are to be used at a hospital within the county for transitional assistance in changing a hospital’s current health care delivery model to a more appropriate model that the hospital serves.
Per legislation, funds are to be utilized by a county in Kansas other than Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, or Wyandotte counties at a hospital for the purpose of assisting the hospital with transitioning their model of care to a model that better serves the residence of their community. Funds must be matched by an outside stakeholder with $2 of matched funds for every $1 of RHIG funds being requested. View the Rural Hospital Innovation Grant Guide (PDF) for more details about program eligibility and requirements.
The board of county commissioners, or the board’s designee, of an eligible county may apply to KDHE for a grant. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2024 or until all funds have been awarded.