The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. HRSA will use CARES funding to assist hospitals that are eligible to be funded through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). One-time funding will provide support to hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus-related (COVID-19) public health emergency. This includes:

  • Ensuring hospitals are safe for staff and patients;
  • Detecting, preventing, diagnosing, and treating COVID-19; and
  • Maintaining hospital operations.  

The Kansas COVID-19 SHIP is managed by the by State Office of Rural Health within the Bureau of Community Health Systems (BCHS) at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. KDHE has contracted with KHERF to administer this program.  


COVD-19 Milestone 3 Report – due Mar. 15

How to check your SAM number

COVID-19 SHIP Informational Webinar SLIDES and RECORDING

COVID-19 SHIP_ Allowable Uses of Funding

Kansas Answers website 3-17-21

CARES Act SHIP Funding Information

COVID-19 SHIP Agreement