State Office of Rural Health

VA-SORH Innovative Programming Awards

For 30 years, the VA-SORH has provided funding that bridges small, rural communities to state and federal resources with the goal of developing long-term solutions to address the root causes of rural health disparities. VA-SORH accomplishes this goal by awarding funds to grant sub-recipients or “grantees”. Each grantee utilizes the funding to implement innovative programming in rural communities across the Commonwealth.

Awards consist of annual grants that range in value from $1,000 to $20,000. Recipients must reapply each year and will receive subsequent grants based on their progress and performance. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a need for the funding, have a clear plan in place for using the funding, and can articulate the anticipated impact of the funding if received.

VA-SORH's current areas of focus are:

  • Healthy Moms & Babies
  • Food Access & Nutrition
  • Workforce Development
  • Behavioral Health
  • Telehealth

FY24 VASORH Grantees:

  • Tri-Area Community Health
  • Healthy Harvest Community Garden
  • Hopewell Farmers Market