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FY 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program

November 15, 2013

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the funding opportunity release of the FY 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (announcement number: HRSA-14-043).  The purpose of ORHP’s Network Development Planning Program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network.  This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past under a formal relationship.  By working together, rural health providers and organizations can achieve efficiencies, increase capacity and improve the quality of essential health care services over a given geographic area.


HRSA-14-044 (Rural Network Development) New Deadline and TA Call Information

October 23, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has made the following changes to the Rural Health Network Development Federal Opportunity Announcement, HRSA-14-044:  

  •  The due date for applications under this funding opportunity announcement is now on:  December 6, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time
  • The technical assistance conference call/ webinar originally scheduled for October 10th has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. The Adobe Connect webinar and call-in information is as follows:

Meeting Name: Rural Health Network Development Program
To join the meeting as a guest:

Toll-free call in number: 888-946-3811
Participant Passcode for call in number: Network

For your reference, the Technical Assistance call will be recorded and available for playback within one hour of the end of the call and will be available until December 1, 2013. The phone number to hear the recorded call is 866-463-4105, Passcode, 5246.

The Technical Assistance call is open to the general public. The purpose of the call is to go over the grant guidance, and to provide any additional or clarifying information that may be necessary regarding the application process. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the call to answer any questions. While the call is not required, it is highly recommended that anyone who is interested in applying for the Rural Health Network Development Program plan to listen to the call. It is most useful to the applicants when the grant guidance is easily accessible during the call and if questions are written down ahead of time for easy reference.

This information will be updated in the funding opportunity announcement on, and an email notification will go out with these changes to everyone who has downloaded the application on

If you have any questions, please contact Leticia Manning, or 301-443-8335.

Thank you for your continued support of ORHP!

Respite Funds Available for Missouri Families

October 7, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association is currently accepting applications for the Respite Assistance Program. Missouri Alzheimer’s Service grants allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide help to Missouri residents who provide care in their home to a loved one with Alzheimer’s (or a related disorder).

The Alzheimer’s Association Respite Assistance Program can provide reimbursement, up to $500, to help with the cost of respite care services or the cost of products (incontinent products, nutritional supplements, safety products, etc.).

More than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregivers rate their emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high; more than one-third report symptoms of depression. The Alzheimer’s Association can help identify the need for time off, and help pay for the care of a loved one while the caregiver receives some much needed rest.

For information on how to apply for the Respite Assistance Program or additional resources available in your community, call 800.272.3900.

Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) Grant Announcement

The Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) will help increase the availability of and access to quality health care and additional benefits for Veterans and their families living in rural communities throughout the country.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will award five grants to eligible community-based organizations and local and State government entities to assist Veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. The grants will span 2-years and total $2 million each. VHA networks and facilities may share ideas with the proposing organizations, but Federal entities are not eligible for funding.


Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (DLT)

Grant opportunity from the USDA for telemedicine initiatives. Read more…

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Funding Opportunities

The USDA is making up to $17.5 million in grant funding available to support distance learning and telemedicine efforts serving rural America.  The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2013.  Applications for this program must be received by Monday, August 12, 2013. 

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants is an opportunity for clinics to receive funds to provide dental care to children through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.