HRSA Posts Funding Notice

Health and Human Services Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS, posted a grant funding notice on August 28, 2018, titled “Rural Health Network Development Planning Program” (Network Planning) with estimated funding for $2,200,000 for 22 awards with a closing date for applications of November 30, 2018.

The Network Planning program is to help develop an integrated healthcare network in order to achieve efficiencies, expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of healthcare services, and strengthen the rural healthcare system.

The intent is for rural health networks to expand access to care, increase the use of health information technology, explore alternative healthcare delivery models, and continue to achieve quality healthcare across the continuum of care.

The applicant organization must be a rural nonprofit private or rural public entity representing a consortium /network composed of three or more healthcare providers. Federally recognized tribal entities are eligible to apply as long as they are located in a rural area.

The applicant organization must also be located in a non-metropolitan county or in a rural census tract of a metropolitan county, and all services must be provided in a non-metropolitan county or rural census tract.

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