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Rural Health Network Development Program

  • Program Name:Rural Health Network Development Program
  • Activity Code:D06
  • Application Available:8/14/2019
  • Application Deadline:11/25/2019
  • Created By:Beach, Dawn
  • Created On:10/22/2018
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:8/14/2019
  • Estimated Project Start Date:7/1/2020

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-20-025
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.912
Provisional No
Activity Code D06
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2020


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) program. The purpose of this program is to support integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network, including skilled and experienced staff and a high functioning network board, in order to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community. Recipients will combine the functions of the entities participating in the network to address the following legislative aims: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The RHND Program encourages innovative solutions to local health care needs identified by local communities and supports rural communities in preparing for changes within the health care environment. Furthermore, the program creates an opportunity for rural health networks to collaboratively address the key priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): mental health, substance use disorder, and value-based care. The overarching goals for the RHND Program are to: • Improve access and quality of health care in rural areas through sustainable health care programs created as a result of network collaboration; • Prepare rural health networks for the transition to value-based payment and population health management; • Demonstrate improved health outcomes and community impact; • Promote the sustainability of rural health networks through the creation of diverse products and services; • Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services. Broad network membership that includes traditional and non-traditional health care partners and have extensive collaborative experience with one another is essential for the transition to value-based care and is fundamental to improving population health. Delivery system reform over the upcoming years will strengthen this collaboration, as payment models for reimbursement will require participation and quality improvement across diverse clinical and community sectors influencing population health. Diverse network partners may include behavioral health organizations, critical access hospitals, rural health centers, community and social service organizations, and tribal organizations. Networks applying to this program are encouraged to position themselves for this change while addressing the local health care need supported by the statutory charges (i, ii, and iii), outlined in the authorizing legislation.

 Application Information

Application Available 08/14/2019
Application Deadline 11/25/2019
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 01/24/2020
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 07/01/2020
Estimated Project End Date 06/30/2023
Estimated Amount of this Competition $13,800,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 46
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Robyn Williams
Phone Number (301)443-0624

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
FORHP HRSA-20-025 (D06) NetworkDevelopment_Final.pdf 592 kB 08/14/2019
Expand Application Package (Maximum 1)
No documents attached
Expand User Guide (Maximum 1)
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