Funding Opportunities – September 21, 2012

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

This funding opportunity solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (Network Planning).  The purpose of the Network Planning Program is to promote the development of integrated healthcare networks in order to: achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services and; strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care.  The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist health care networks in becoming operational.  These networks can include a wide range of community partners including social service agencies, faith-based organizations, mental health agencies, charitable organizations, educational institutions, employers, local government agencies, or other entities with an interest in a community’s health care system.

The application deadline is October 15, 2012. To learn more and to download an application, go to www.grants.gov; the CFDA Number is 93.912.

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