In a notice posted June 29, 2017, HRSA www.hrsa.gov released information on forecast plans to release grant notice (HRSA-18-030) titled “Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program”. Total program funding is estimated to be $16,000,000. Estimated application due date is November 1, 2017 with the project to start May 1, 2018.
The announcement will solicit applications for the rural outreach program which is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities.
The goals for the Outreach Program are to:
- Expand the delivery of healthcare services to include new and improved services exclusively in rural communities
- Deliver healthcare services through a strong consortium where every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services
- Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model of models in the delivery of healthcare services
- Improve population health and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability
Eligible applicants can include state and county governments, nonprofits having 501(c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, and Native American tribal organizations.
The lead applicant organization must be a rural non-profit or rural public entity representing a consortium/network of three or more healthcare providers. Federally-recognized tribal governments and organization as eligible to apply as long as they are located in a rural area.
Go to https://www.grants.gov/custom/printFporecastDetails.jsp for more details.