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Hospital Safety Net Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Hospitals to Defray
the Cost of Emergency Services

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

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Deadline Date:

04/27/20 - Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota hospitals to defray the cost of emergency services. Applicants must submit an initial application prior to the full application. Funding is intended to help defray underpayments for inpatient hospital services, outpatient services, and hospital emergency department services provided to Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) enrollees. Applicants may apply for funds for claims made in excess of $50,000 between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.

Each eligible hospital that submits a complete application with at least one “Qualifying EMA Claim” will receive a percentage of the available funding, calculated as a simple ratio of the dollar amount of Qualifying EMA Claims, compared to the total dollar amount of all Qualifying EMA Claims submitted by all eligible applicants.

Multiple Qualifying EMA Claims for the same enrollee may be submitted. Qualifying EMA Claims may include inpatient hospital services, outpatient services, and hospital emergency department services.

Grant funds may be used for costs to offset the cost of treating EMA enrollees, including hospital:

  1. Salaries
  2. Fringe Benefits
  3. Contracted Services
  4. Travel
  5. Training
  6. Supplies
  7. Equipment
  8. Capital Improvements
  9. Other

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180870

Term of Contract:

- Grant contracts will be for one year.
- For eligible programs, the estimated date of the first available semi-annual payment is December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are licensed hospitals in Minnesota who serve Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) enrollees.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- Fundraising
- Taxes, except sales tax on goods and services
- Lobbyists, political contributions
- Late payment fee, finance charges, or contingency funds
- Depreciation expenses

Pre-Application Information:

Project Dates:
- RFP published: February 18, 2020
- Grant Application for STEP 1 due to MDH: March 30, 2020
- Grant distribution announcement: April 13, 2020
- Grant Budget for STEP 2 due to MDH: April 27, 2020
- Estimated Grant Agreement start date: June 8, 2020

All applications for Step 1 of the application process must be received by MDH no later than 12:00 p.m. Central Time, on March 30, 2020. If applications are mailed, they must be received by MDH by the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application and direct all questions regarding this RFP to:
Randi Callahan

Mail applications to:
Randi Callahan, Grant Manager
Minnesota Department of Health, ORHPC
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

If sending application via courier or next day delivery services, send to:
Randi Callahan, Grant Manager
Minnesota Department of Health, ORHPC
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

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