Mobile Health Unit Enhancement Program

The Mobile Healthcare Unit Enhancement Program was launched to provide resources and support for mobile healthcare units that serve rural and underserved residents in South Carolina. These resources and support must be utilized to expand service offerings, increase the service area served, increase the frequency of care, or otherwise increase service delivery by these units.  Methods to identify plans for sustainability (including but not limited to reimbursement for services) of such services must be included.

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase the services offered by the unit

  • Increase the frequency by which such services are offered

  • Identifying new locations for services to be offered

  • Partnering with health care organizations and/or systems to enhance their service offerings

This Enhancement program is interested in units/organizations that have an established unit and currently provide services to rural and underserved populations.  This RFA is not intended to fund requests for new units or programs without an existing unit.

This call is particularly interested in services that can be expanded, integrated into local delivery systems, and sustainable for the long term.  We encourage the submission of a diverse group of proposals and organizations to enhance health in rural communities. Outcomes and measures should be easily measurable and follow the S.M.A.R.T format.

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Program Information

November 10, 2021

Online application available on via link or https://sccrph.submittable.com/projects

December 20, 2021

Online application due by 5:00 p.m.

January 2022

Applicants will be notified. Selected applicants will receive initial recommendations and be invited to submit any required changes or clarifications.

February 15, 2022

Projects begin.

  • Any public institution of higher education in South Carolina
  • South Carolina Rural Health Networks
  • SC AccessHealth programs
  • Public or not-for-profit (501(c)3) organizations with an emphasis on health, rural health, or community services
  • Direct providers of health care services
  • State government agencies
  • Must serve a predominantly rural and/or underserved populations
  • Must complete the Mobile Health Unit Assessment

If you are uncertain if you are eligible, please contact us at SCMobileHealth@uscmed.sc.edu so we can assist you in determining your eligibility

This one-time funding announcement will fund multiple cooperative agreements in amounts ranging from $50,000 up to $200,000. All projects will have a 12-month project period.

Categories of allowable funding includes, but is not limited to:

  • Staff salary and fringe

  • Medical equipment and supplies

  • Capital equipment

  • Health promotion and education materials and support

  • Advertising and outreach related to services

We fund direct costs only.

  • Projects centered on one-touch events (health fairs, conferences, etc.)

  • Salaries for personnel not directly involved with the project

Frequently Asked Questions

The CRPH does not have a match requirement. We request a listing of cost-sharing and other funding pertaining to the proposed project on the budget template. Recipients may raise additional funds to support the project beyond the award, but this is not required.

No. CRPH funds direct costs only. Direct costs include, but are not limited to, salaries, travel, equipment, and supplies directly benefiting the grant-supported project or activity.

The project period is for one year: February 15, 2022 - February 14, 2023 

No. Applicants may use direct salaries.

Yes, applicants may include recruitment and identification of partners as part of grant activities.

Yes, only if the proposals are for completely separate projects.