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Rural Health Network Development Grant Program (RHND)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.912
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Nov 28, 2016

Jayne Berube


The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development Grant Program is to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services, and enhance the delivery of healthcare in rural areas.

These grants support mature, integrated rural healthcare networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network in order to address the needs of the targeted rural community.

Applicants are required to select at least one activity from the program's prescribed topics:

  • Achieve efficiencies - focus on integrating healthcare services and/or delivery of services to achieve efficiencies and improve rural healthcare services
  • Expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of essential healthcare services - collaborate to expand access to and improve the quality of essential healthcare services by focusing on projects directly related to the changing healthcare environment
  • Strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole - improve population health by implementing evidence-based approaches to address health disparities and enhance population health in their communities

See the Purpose Section of the application instructions for specific requirements regarding each of these areas.


The lead applicant organization must be a public or private nonprofit entity located in a rural area. The network must be formal and composed of at least 3 separate, existing healthcare provider entities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated Average Award: $300,000 per year for 3 years
Estimated Number of Awards: 30
Total Funding Available: $9,000,000

Funding beyond the first year is dependent on funding appropriation and satisfactory recipient performance.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and electronic application are available through

Technical Assistance Webinar Recording
Replay Number: 800.510.9771
Passcode: 92816

Tagged as
Access · Healthcare networks · Healthcare quality

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