This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program. The purpose of this program is to identify, engage, educate, and collaborate with rural stakeholders on national rural health policy issues and promising practices in an effort to improve the health of people living in rural communities nationwide.
Program objectives include:
(1) Identifying and educating rural stakeholders about national policy issues and promising practices for rural health.
(2) Maintaining projects that will help support engagement of rural communities in a broad range of activities.
(3) Facilitating partnerships and collaborations at the local, regional, state, and national levels to improve the exchange of information and promising practices that support rural health.
(4) Identifying and promoting broader collaborative federal efforts to support, promote, and address unique rural health issues.
A successful program will continue to build upon the federally funded resources that currently exist, leverage the broad network of rural health organizations and individual subject matter experts, and provide a mechanism for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to engage with public rural health stakeholders beyond Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded award recipients and current partners to add value, information, and support to rural communities.
Eligible applicants include domestic public, private and nonprofit organizations including domestic faith-based and community organizations, state governments and their agencies such as universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, local governments or their bona fide agents, federally recognized tribal governments, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible.