The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant (Network Planning) 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 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 Network Planning program provides one-year grants to support the planning and development of a formal health care network to improve health care delivery in rural areas. This program provides one-year grants up to $85,000 and allows applicants to develop a business or strategic plan, conduct a needs assessment, conduct health information technology readiness and ultimately form a network. Funds cannot be used for direct delivery of health care services. Successful grantees often apply for the three-year Network Development implementation grant to continue the work they started under the Network Planning grant.
Lead applicants must be:
Network Development Planning grantees with active projects
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