Private Foundation
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $20k - 110k
Duration 7 YearsApplication deadline is March 1st of each year.



The Office of Rural Health Policy's Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Program provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them do any or all of the following:

  1. pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS,
  2. comply with provisions of HIPAA, and
  3. reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.

To be eligible for these grants, a hospital must be:

  1. small is defined as 49 available beds or less, as reported on the hospital’s most recently filed Medicare Cost Report,
  2. rural is defined as located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA); or located in a rural census tract of a MSA as determined under the Goldsmith Modification or the Rural Urban Commuting Areas, and
  3. hospital is defined as a non-Federal, short-term, general acute care facility. In addition, all designated Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are eligible, as well as hospitals with fewer than 50 beds located in an area designated by any State law or regulation as a rural area or as a rural hospital. There is no requirement for matching funds with this program.



    More Information

    Katie Rafferty
    Private Foundation
    4965 U.S. Highway 42
    Ste. 2000
    Louisville, KY 40222-6301
    Phone: 505-426-6200
    Fax: 505-426-6877