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Rural Health Network Development Program


The Rural Health Network Development Grant Program is authorized by the Public Health Service Act, Section 330A (f) (42 U.S.C. 254(c)(f)), as amended. The legislative purpose of this grant program is to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care, in rural areas. The primary objective of this program is to assist health oriented networks in developing and maintaining sustainable networks with self-generating revenue streams.  These grants support rural providers who work in formal networks to integrate administrative, clinical, technological, and financial functions.  Networks should have a significant history of organizational collaboration and must have a memorandum of understanding. This program is a three year grant program with individual grant awards limited to a maximum of $300,000 per year.


Lead applicants must be:

  • Located in a Rural County or Eligible Rural Census Tract within an urban county; and
  • Public and non-profit entities including faith-based and community organizations; and
  • In an explicit and/or legal network consortium with at least two additional organizations. Each member of the network must sign a Memorandum of Agreement or other formal collaborative agreement. These two other organizations can be rural, urban, non-profit or for-profit. The network should include three or more health care providers that provide or support the delivery of health care.

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Rural Health Network Development grantees with active projects


Jayne Berube
Phone: (301) 443-4281