Rural Health Network Development Planning Funding Opportunity

Programs and Resources
​The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced a funding opportunity that supports the planning and development of integrated health care networks seeking to expand access and improve quality of care in rural communities. HRSA plans to award 20 grants to rural communities as part of this funding opportunity. FORHP will hold a technical assistance webinar via Zoom for applicants on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3-4pm ET.  
Successful award recipients of the Rural Health Network Planning Program will receive up to $100,000 for a one-year period to conduct planning activities that support at least one of the following:
  • Achieve efficiencies. Focus on identifying ways to achieve better system efficiencies and improve regional and/or local rural health care services through collaboration, access to additional services, and quality improvement.
  • Expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services. Focus on ways to build capacity and a network infrastructure that enables entities to coordinate care and increase access to care for rural communities both locally and regionally.
  • Strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Focus on ways to enhance community and partner relationships to promote involvement and participation in network planning activities aiming to strengthen the rural health care system.
More on this funding and the eligibility criteria can be found here.