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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribal Entities to Improve Health Care Delivery

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
CFDA Number: 93.226
Funding or PIN Number: PA-18-795
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/08/23 5:00 PM Local Time of Applicant Organization Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, agencies, and Native American tribal entities to improve health care delivery. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take six weeks or more to complete. The project must produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ. AHRQ supports research, evaluations, and demonstration projects concerning the delivery of health care in inner-city and rural areas (including frontier areas), and health care for priority populations. 

Priority areas of focus are:

  • Research to improve healthcare patient safety
  • Harnessing data and technology to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes and to provide a 360-degree view of the patient
  • Research to increase accessibility and affordability of healthcare by examining innovative market approaches to care delivery and financing

Priority populations include:

  • Low-income
  • Minority
  • Women and children
  • Elderly
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities and those who need chronic care or end-of-life healthcare


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include:
Higher education institutions
- Public/state controlled institutions
- Private institutions

Nonprofit organizations
- With 501(c)(3) status
- Without 501(c)(3) status
- Native American tribal organizations
- Faith-based or community-based organizations
- Regional organizations

- State
- County
- City or township
- Special districts
- Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
- Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
- Eligible agencies of the federal government
- U.S. territory or possession

- Independent school districts
- Public housing authorities
- Indian housing authorities
- Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
- Small businesses
- For-profit organizations

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: July 8, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications before the due date to ensure they have time to make any application corrections that might be necessary for successful submission.

Grant applications and associated documents (e.g., reference letters) are due by 5:00 PM local time of application organization on the specified due date.

Although there is no immediate acknowledgement of the receipt of an application, applicants are generally notified of the review and funding assignment within eight (8) weeks.

Applicant organizations must complete and maintain the following registrations as described in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide to be eligible to apply for or receive an award. All registrations must be completed prior to the application being submitted. Registration can take 6 weeks or more, so applicants should begin the registration process as soon as possible.
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Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $400,000

Term of Contract
Project period: Up to 5 years

Contact Information
Use Workspace to prepare and submit your application and eRA Commons to track your application.

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For peer review:
Priti Mehrotra, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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