Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

To provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other individuals and organizations in the Delta Region.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact information for USDA Rural Development State Offices is available at:

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Murray State University $ 963,601   2020-09-292022-09-29
Kentucky Community And Technical College System $ 469,331   2020-09-292022-09-29
Mississippi State University $ 0   2020-09-282022-09-28
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. $ 198,397   2020-09-282022-09-28
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. $ 137,336   2019-05-242021-05-24
Kentucky Community And Technical College System $ 314,646   2019-05-022021-05-02
University Of Louisiana At Monroe $ 597,274   2019-05-022021-05-02
Winrock International Institute For Agricultural Development $ 998,834   2019-04-302021-04-30
Dyersburg State Community College $ 650,619   2019-04-122021-04-12
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. $ 999,984   2018-03-202020-03-20

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be used to for the development of health care services, health education programs, health care job training programs, and/or for the development an expansion of public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.

Ultimate beneficiaries must be in rural areas of the Delta Region.

All available funds are discretionary funds and must be awarded through a national competition.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are consortiums of the following: regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, and/or economic development entities located within the Delta Region.

Applicants are not eligible if they have been debarred or suspended or otherwise excluded from participation in Federal assistance programs under Executive Order 12549, ?Debarment and Suspension.? Applicants are not eligible if they have an outstanding judgement obtained by the U.S.

in a Federal Court (other than U.S.

Tax Court), are delinquent on the payment of Federal income taxes, or are delinquent on a Federal debt.

Any corporation that has been convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the past 24 months or that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, is not eligible for funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Ultimate beneficiaries must be located in rural areas in the Delta Region.


An annual Federal Register notice will describe documentation requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must follow the procedures described in an annual Federal Register notice.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated for eligibility for the program. Eligible applications are reviewed by the Agency and ranked according to published evaluation criteria. Applications are funded in rank order until available funds have been expended.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


7 USC 2008u, Public Law 92- 419, 7 Stat. 1921, 7 U.S.C 1921.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Applications are typically approved/disapproved within 60-90 days of receipt.


Applicants may appeal adverse decisions in accordance with 7 CFR Part 11. The Agency provides instructions on how to appeal with each adverse decision.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Availability of assistance varies each year. The Period of Performance is 1-2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed as often as monthly, as requested by the recipient using Form SF-270.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports must be submitted semi-annually.

Expenditure reports must be submitted semi-annually using Form SF-425.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. No additional audit procedures are required for this program.


Expenditure reports must be submitted semi-annually using Form SF-425.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $3,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average = $N/A Range = $50,000 (minimum) to $500,000 (maximum).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact information for USDA Rural Development State Offices is available at:

Headquarters Office

Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Mail Stop 3253, Room 4208-South , Washington, District of Columbia 20250-1550 Email: Phone: 202-690-1374

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are evaluated based on 2 criteria: Rurality of the Project and Communities Served and Community Needs and Benefits Derived from the Project. Applicants should review the annual Federal Register notice for details on how these criteria will be scored.

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