Date: August 25, 2022
Rural Health Network Development Program (Application Due Date: November 22, 2022) – The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.
Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.
FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday September 7, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST. Log-in information is below:
Review the NOFO at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hrsa-23-030.
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) – Applications are due October 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. Recipients will implement community-based projects incorporating evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies or innovations to increase access to health care and preventive health services in rural and other underserved populations. An application webinar was held on Friday, July 29, 2022. To view the recording, go here.
AmeriCorps Grants Will Focus on Evidence-Based Interventions – Nonprofit organizations, tribes, and local governments are eligible for the next round of grants from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for community service and volunteerism. The funding for 2023 will prioritize evidence-based interventions proven to work in communities with concentrated poverty and/or historically underrepresented and underserved individuals. The programs present a unique opportunity for organizations who work in rural to help support public and community health and create potential career pathways while also addressing longstanding workforce capacity challenges. The deadline to apply for federal grants is January 4, 2023. Single-state applicant deadlines to State Commissions may be significantly earlier.
American Heart Association Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator – Ongoing. The three-year initiative is designed to eliminate health disparities with learning collaboratives and professional education for hospitals and clinicians. The national nonprofit will support up to 700 rural hospitals at no cost.