Program Description

The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Health care networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care providers and health care service organizations align resources and strategies, achieve economies of scale and efficiency, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers.

General Program Requirements

To be eligible to receive a grant under this subsection, an entity - (A) shall be a rural public or rural nonprofit private entity; (B) shall represent a network composed of participants - (i) that include 3 or more health care providers; and (ii) that may be nonprofit or for-profit entities; and (C) shall not previously have received a grant under this subsection (other than a grant for planning activities) for the same or a similar project.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

You (the applicant organization/agency) are responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA's SF-424 Application Guide, available here, except where instructed in this FOA to do otherwise. A short video explaining the Application Guide is available here.

Program Contact Information

Meriam Mikre
Public Health Analyst

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.912
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Length of Program1 Year
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Tribes Funded by this ProgramIn FY 2015, two American Indian tribal organizations were awarded.

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