Office of Research

HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program.  The purpose of this program is to support rural integrated health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network.    The RHND Program supports established health oriented networks with a history of collaboration to develop and maintain collaborative relationships to integrate systems of care administratively, clinically and financially.  Networks must consist of at least three health care providers that are separately owned entities.  Each member of the network must sign a memorandum of agreement or similar formal collaborative agreement.  For purposes of this grant program, a rural health network is defined as a formal organizational arrangement among at least three separately owned health providers that come together to develop strategies for improving health services delivery systems in a rural community.  A network in this context is not a large health system whereby multiple health care providers or organizations are owned and/or created by the same overarching entity to collaborate and achieve a particular goal.

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by 5:00 PM Thursday, October 31, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 11/22/13, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 11/15/13 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


10/31/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
11/15/2013 OSP Deadline
11/22/2013 Sponsor Deadline

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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