Agency: 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.