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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Health
Grant Opportunity
Rural Health Network Development Program
Contact Name
Karen Madden
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The New York State Department of Health is committed to promoting access to timely, quality and effective health care for all New Yorkers. The State has a long history of successful initiatives that have improved access in communities with provider shortages. Despite these successes, challenges remain, particularly in rural areas. In addition to provider shortages, people living in rural areas generally are older, have lower incomes, and experience higher rates of death than people living in the rest of the state. Further, most rural areas lack public transportation and are affected by geographic barriers and weather conditions that often make it difficult to access health care services.

In recognition of these challenges, the Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health, situated within the Department of Health, administers the Rural Health Network Development Program (RHNDP). The overarching goal of the RHNDP is to improve the health of New Yorkers living in rural areas by supporting the development and operation of rural health networks. Rural health networks facilitate cooperative and collaborative efforts among rural health providers, which is vital to improve access to essential services, enhance coordination of services, increase the efficiency of service delivery, and preserve the stability and viability of rural communities.

Questions are due May 23, 2018 and answers will be posted on or about May 30, 2018. Please see RFA for further information.

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***Q&A's posted to Grants Gateway on May 30, 2018***
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
June 28, 2018 / 04:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateMonday, October 01, 2018
Anticipated Initial Contract Length5 Years
Total Funding Available$24,900,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$240,000.00
NarrativeApproximately 25 to 30 awards, each award not to exceed $240,000 annually.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
NarrativeA Letter of Intent is not requested for this project.
Questions Due DateWednesday, May 23, 2018
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll substantive questions must be submitted in writing via email to: To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers. Written questions will be accepted until the date posted on the cover of this RFA. This includes Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) questions and questions pertaining to the MWBE forms. Questions of a technical nature can be addressed in writing at the email address above or via telephone by calling John Nittinger at 518-402-0102. Questions are of a technical nature if they are limited to how to prepare your application (e.g., formatting) rather than relating to the substance of the application.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity
Target Population(s)Organizations - Government Entities, Organizations - Not-For Profits, Other
Service Area(s) Health Services
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