How to Apply

The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare supports and develops sustainable rural and primary care education and health care delivery in South Carolina through clinical practice, training and research. We strive for a future where all South Carolinians have access to high value, quality health care. A large part of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare's mission is accomplished through cooperative agreements and grants awarded to competitive applicants.

Before applying, please review our core funding opportunities and any program specific guidelines and requirements. Use the links below to determine if your work aligns with one or more of our programs. 

Once you select a funding program, the application will guide you through the specific requirements that must be included in your submission. Many of our programs have a two-step application process. For these programs, you will submit an abridged proposal or Letter of Intent and successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare uses Submittable to manage and review all funding proposals and applications. Submissions sent by email or other means will not be reviewed. In order to apply to any of our open funding opportunity, you will need to create a free account with Submittable. 

If this is your first time using Submittable or you just need some help using a feature, you can learn more about this platform and how to use it on our Submittable FAQ page

Submission Templates

The following templates are provided for informational purposes only. Not every template will be required for every submission. Please refer to the program specific guidelines to determine which templates are required for your submission. All proposals should be submitted through Submittable. Submissions sent by email or other means will not be reviewed.

Your proposal or application will be reviewed by Center staff, an external reviewing committee, and/or staff from the sponsoring organization(s). During this process, our team may request additional information or schedule a time to learn more about you and your proposal as well as provide feedback. 

You will be informed of our funding decision through Submittable so make sure to check the email associated with your Submittable account. Your proposal may receive full or partial funding, or we may decline to fund your project. On some occasion, we may request to meet with your and your team to discuss partners that would need to be engaged or variations in the proposal that would be required in order for us to be able to fund your project. 

If your proposal is funded, recipients are required to submit progress reports and/or data to help measure the impact of your project and confirm that funds were used for the intended purposes. Details on the frequency of these reports and expected content will be discussed with you and outlined in your project contract.