October 26, 2023
New Funding Opportunity: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program – HRSA-24-007
The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning Program”) is to plan and develop integrated health care networks that collaborate to address the following legislative aims:
- Achieve efficiencies
- Expand access to and improve the quality of basic health care services and health outcomes
- Strengthen the rural health care system
This program supports one year of planning and brings together members of the health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to establish and/or improve local capacity in order to strengthen rural community health interventions and enhance care coordination.
The Network Planning Program uses the concept of developing networks as a strategy toward linking rural health care network members together to address local challenges, and help rural stakeholders achieve greater collective capacity to overcome challenges related to limited economies of scale for individual hospitals, clinics or other key rural health care stakeholders.
- Nonprofits that do have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Independent school districts
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- State governments
- Small businesses
- County governments
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
You can apply if your organization is in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau, and represents one or more of the following entity types:
- Public or private
- Non-profit or for-profit Community-based
- Tribal governments (governments, 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, as communicated in the applicant organizations Project Abstract section of the application, describing in detail the applicant organizations experience and/or capacity to serve rural populations.
Approximately 30 awards, each up to $100,000, will allow networks to conduct planning activities over the course of one year with the goal of expanding access and improving quality of care in the rural communities they serve.
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will host a one-hour webinar for applicants via Zoom on Tuesday November 14 at 3:00 ET.
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Applications Due January 26, 2024
Grantor Contract Information:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Nikem Osian (301) 443-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org