2023 Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program


2023 Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be awarding approximately $12 million through 12 grants for the 2023 Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta Program). This three-year program will support integrated health care networks to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the Delta Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

The Delta Program’s goals are to:

  • Expand access to care resources in the designated Mississippi Delta counties/parishes; (For a complete list of eligible counties see pages 10-12 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity.)
  • Utilize evidence-based, promising practice, or value-based care models known to improve health outcomes, and enhance the delivery of health care services;
  • Collaborate with network partners in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care services to increase access to care and reduce chronic disease; and
  • Implement sustainable health care programs that improve population health, health outcomes, and demonstrate value to the local rural communities.

Eligible organizations must be domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be in a rural or urban area, and  must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and at least 66 percent (two-thirds) of network partners must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. Log-in information is below:

Webinar recordings may be requested after the webinar by emailing [email protected].

View the Notice of Funding Opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340905

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