Funding to Advance Rural, Children’s Health

grantsAgency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS); Program: Rural Health Network Development Program (CFDA Number: 93.912) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-018); Eligibility: The lead applicant organization must be a rural nonprofit or public entity that represents a network of three or more health care providers; Funding: $9 million for 30 awards; Deadline: Nov. 28.

Summary: The program supports integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network in order to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community. Eligible programs include those that facilitate enrollment in the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Child nutrition, obesity and weight projects are also eligible activities.

Grantees will combine the functions of the entities participating in the network to: (1) achieve efficiencies; (2) expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (3) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

Info: (NOFA) Jayne Berube, 301/443-4281; e-mail, for questions about the grants.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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