The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is awarding $17 million in grant funding to eligible hospitals to continue improving health care services for rural communities. Governor Greg Abbott announced the award in a news release, noting that the Texas Rural Hospital Financial Stabilization Grant will provide qualifying hospitals $100,000 to $375,000 over a two-year period.

Qualified Rural hospitals can register and apply via the HHSC’s Rural Hospital Program Grants Portal through Friday, June 21. Grant awards are based on a rural hospital‚Äôs financial need and can be used to:

  • Supplement operational expenses
  • Repay debt
  • Make facility repairs
  • Buy or rent equipment