Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Grant Program


Senate Bill 22-200 created the Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Grant Program which will award $10 million to qualified rural hospitals. The purpose of the grant payments is to improve health care affordability and access to care in rural Colorado. Grant payments will be allocated into two categories, affordability-related projects and care-related projects.

The Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Grant Program is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) with advice and recommendation of the Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Advisory Committee.

Subrecipient Resources


HCPF will use the hospital's established vendor accounts through the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE). Deposits will be made on a different day than CHASE transactions. Complete and detailed invoices will expedite processing.

Compliance Requirements

HCPF will be monitoring several aspects of grant project performance to ensure that grantees are successful. Stay organized and compliant, ensure items are easily tracked, and, when in doubt, just ask.

Quarterly Reporting

Per program rules and the grant agreement, subrecipients are required to submit a report quarterly.

In addition to filling out the quarterly report, you will be periodically asked for additional compliance and monitoring documentation.


Please include HCPF_RuralGrantProgram@state.co.us in correspondences and questions referencing your grant agreement number.

Grant Awardees

ApplicantCountyAccess or AffordabilityProject NameEstimated Award
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical CenterOteroAccessSoutheastern Colorado Rural$500,000
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical CenterMesaAffordabilityPharmacy Equipment$550,000
Delta County Memorial HospitalDeltaAffordabilityNew Electronic Health Record$650,000
Estes Park HealthLarimerAccessReplacement Beds$150,000
Gunnison Valley HealthGunnisonAffordabilityUpgrade and Integrate EHR$650,000
Haxtun Hospital DistrictPhillipsAccessAccess to Care through Equipment$200,000
Keefe Memorial Health Service DistrictCheyenneAffordabilityDigital Records$350,000
Kit Carson County Health Service DistrictKit CarsonAccessBed Replacement Project$100,000
Kit Carson County Health Service DistrictKit CarsonAccessCardiac Rehabilitation Program$200,000
Lincoln Community HospitalLincolnAffordabilityCommunity Paramedicine Program$350,000
Melissa Memorial HospitalPhillipsAccessCare Coordination and Enhanced Sustainability$650,000
Middle Park Medical CenterGrandAccessPsychiatric Nurse Practitioner$550,000
Mt. San Rafael HospitalLas AnimasAccessRural Health Clinic Remodel and Reorganization$650,000
Pagosa Springs Medical CenterArchuletaAffordabilityOxygen Generation Building and IT Upgrade$400,000
Rangely District HospitalRio BlancoAffordabilityNeurology Department$650,000
Rio Grande HospitalRio GrandeAccessHousing$600,000
San Luis Valley Health Conejos County HospitalConejosAccessExpanded BH Coordination$400,000
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical CenterAlamosaAffordabilityMRI Modernization$650,000
Spanish Peaks Regional Health CenterHuerfanoAccessAdvanced Mammography Machine$650,000
St. Vincent General Hospital DistrictLakeAccessSpine Surgery Equipment$400,000
The Memorial HospitalMoffatAffordabilityRadiology Department Upgrade$300,000
Weisbrod Memorial County HospitalKiowaAccessRural Clinic Sheridan$100,000
Wray Community District HospitalYumaAccessRadiology Capital Project$650,000
Yuma District HospitalYumaAffordabilityUltrasound Plus Project$250,000
Total Awarded   $10,600,000


The Rural Provider Access and Affordability Advisory Committee met from September 7th through November 18th and made recommendations on grant eligibility, use of funds, criteria for determining grant awards and amounts, grant procedures, timelines, and reporting requirements.

Rules for administration of the grant program were approved at the December 9, 2022 meeting of the Medical Services Board. These rules were unanimously supported by the advisory committee.


Senate Bill 22-200 is the statute establishing the grant program, signed June 1, 2022.

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at HCPF_RuralGrantProgram@state.co.us.