HRSA Announces $350 Million to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations and more

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December 15, 2022

Administrator Johnson Joins Top Leaders at CMS Convening on Maternal Health

Administrator Johnson Joins Top Leaders at CMS Convening on Maternal Health

On December 13, HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson joined White House Domestic Policy Advisor Susan E. Rice, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy at a convening on maternal health.

Attendees discussed key actions to improve the health of pregnant and postpartum individuals – including the need for a robust and diverse maternity care workforce and the ability for consumers to easily identify health systems engaged in improving maternal care. “We must continue to build a maternal health workforce that reflects the communities and voices of those it serves, support pregnant people not only in their clinical care but also in the community, and continue to strengthen federal-state partnerships in this work. We look forward to Congress acting quickly on these priorities,” Administrator Johnson said of the work ahead. You can watch her full remarks here.

HRSA Awards $350 Million to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

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December 9 – HRSA awarded nearly $350 million to 1,471 HRSA-supported health centers to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities, with a specific focus on underserved populations. This funding supports the Biden Administration’s efforts to get more Americans their updated COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year. Read the White House fact sheet and HHS press release.

View an interactive map of the FY 2023 award recipients.

Apply NOW for Funds to Tackle Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Communities


HRSA is making available approximately 40 awards of up to $500,000 per year through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP-NAS) program to reduce the impact and incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in rural communities. Grantees will use the funding to provide behavioral health care services, including medication-assisted treatment, to rural pregnant and postpartum people with substance use disorder, and their families within HRSA-designated rural areas. Since 2018, HRSA has invested over $500 million through RCORP to address mental health needs, substance use disorder, and opioid use disorder in rural communities.

Learn more about RCORP-NAS and apply today.

Now Available: National Rural Health Day 2022 Resource Page

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ICYMI, we celebrated National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17. This year’s theme was on behavioral health and we highlighted the innovative ways rural communities are expanding access to mental health and substance use disorder services for those who need them the most.

Visit the National Rural Health Day Resource Page to browse recorded webinars from this year’s event and find other useful resources.

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Funding Opportunities


Health Workforce

Centers of Excellence (COE) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - apply by February 7

Health Centers

Ending the HIV Epidemic - Primary Care HIV Prevention - apply by January 17

Service Area Competition - (HRSA-23-093) apply by January 17

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-103) - apply by February 13

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - apply by January 6

Rural Telementoring Training Center Program - apply by January 9

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response - apply by January 19

Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program - apply by January 27

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Evaluation - apply by January 27

Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance -apply by February 7

Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement - apply by February 17

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - apply by March 8



Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program - apply by December 16

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D – Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Grant Supplemental Funding - apply by January 13

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement - apply by January 19

Maternal and Child Health

Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care - apply by January 3

Children’s Safety Network - apply by January 4

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program - apply by January 19

National Center for a System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - apply by January 26

MCH Nutrition Training Program - apply by February 2

Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (MCH FIRST) - apply by February 7

State Newborn Screening System Priorities Program (NBS Propel) - apply by February 13

Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR)apply by February 13

National Center for Newborn Screening System Excellence (NBS Excel) - apply by February 13

Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (Autism SDAR) - apply by February 13

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