Small Rural Pharmacy Grants Program FY22

Offered by the Office of Pharmacy Services' Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program​​

The Small Rural Pharmacy Grants Program FY22 funding opportunity is being awarded through the Maryland Department of Health's Office of Pharmacy Services' Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program in order to assist small rural pharmacies in receiving reimbursement not currently covered by appropriated professional dispensing fees and reimbursement rates. The purpose of the Small Rural Pharmacy Grants Program FY22 is to support the incorporation of lessons learned from 'Maryland's 2019 Report On The Maryland Me​​dical Assistance Program And Managed Care Organizations That Use Pharmacy Benefits Managers – Audit and Professional Dispensing Fees' Report. 

Please read below for eligibility requirements and submission deadlines for the grants program application and other grants program deliverables required for participation in the grants program. The Letter of Information, and Request for Applications Cover Letter and Packet as well as a blank copy of the Grant Application form are linked below under Program Documents for more reference on the grants program and details on how to apply for funding.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare for Marylanders.​

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Small Pharmacy (have three [3] stores or less under the same ownership*).
    • Pharmacies under the same ownership meeting all other eligibility requirements (including this one) will be required to submit separate applications for each eligible store location and will be eligible for separate awards for each complete application submitted on each eligible store location.
  • Must be located in an area with a rural zip code in Maryland as defined by CMS's most recently published "Zip Codes to Carrier Locality" File as of Friday, August 13th, 2021.
  • Must currently be enrolled in the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program as a pharmacy provider and currently providing prescriptions to MCO participants.
    • See RFA: Attachment 8 for a list of CMS MD Rural Zip Codes.
  • The pharmacy's total # of paid MCO prescription claims for CY2020 must be 30,000 or fewer.
    • See RFA: Attachment 9 for details on the included Maryland HealthChoice MCOs and the PCN, BIN, and Group numbers for eligible prescription claims.

* Pharmacies under the same ownership meeting all other eligibility requirements (including this one) will be required to submit separate applications per each eligible store location and will be eligible for separate awards per each complete application submitted on each eligible store location.​


Interested pharmacies must electronically submit the completed Grant Application form and required attachments (see eligibility requirements and application details outlined in the Request for Applications document) via email to Deanna Beebe at deanna.beebe@maryland.gov no later than 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 15th, 2021


Pharmacies who are unable to submit the application documents via email must contact Deanna Beebe at least 48 hours before the submission deadline at deanna.beebe@maryland.gov or (410) 767-5701.


​Program Documents

Program Documents for after a Notification of Award letter is received:

* You will also receive a personalized Grant Agreement and Statement of Obligations, Assurances, and Conditions with your Notification of Award letter, both of which must be signed and sent back electronically via email along with the completed Invoice for Funding worksheet by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 29th, 2021.


* The Program will begin accepting completed Final Report forms from Awardees on Friday, July 1st, 2022. A completed Final Report form will need to be electronically submitted by all Awardees to Deanna Beebe at deanna.beebe@maryland.gov by the submission deadline of 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 29th, 2022