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Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and Government Agencies to Improve Healthcare Access in Underserved Areas


Geographic Focus

USA: Georgia

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Rural Health Network Grant

Georgia Department of Community Health, State Office of Rural Health (SORH)

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #153671

Grant Description

Grants of $75,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve health care in rural and underserved areas. Questions must be submitted by April 13. The purpose of this grant is to expand access, enhance cost efficiency, and improve the quality of essential health care services, including but not limited to: primary care, acute care, mental health, oral health, telehealth, emergency medical services and other areas of identified health care related community needs.

This funding will provide for the implementation or expansion of rural health networks through the coordination of care or education.

Eligible programs include, but are not limited to:

1) Projects based on a formal Community Health Care Needs Assessment developed with broad- based community input. Funding may be used to address identified needs documented in the assessment.

2) Projects based on training needs of community first responders (i.e. EMS, police, fire fighters, etc.) and/or emergency department personnel.

3) Projects designed to coordinate care in rural communities involving multiple agencies, providers, and sites working toward a common patient outcome goal.

4) Expansion of telehealth projects in partnership with the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT), the statewide telehealth network. (Funding is limited to $30,000 per telehealth location).

5) EMS projects focused on equipping rural EMS services with equipment that benefits the community and enhances quality health care services. (This funding cannot be used for the purchase of mandated disposable medical supplies.)

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant opportunity is open to nonprofit healthcare providers or local governments.

The project identified by the applicant must target two or more rural counties, and all funds provided through this grant must be used to support the project within those target communities.

Note: A Rural County is defined as a county of 35,000 or less population based on the 2000 or more recent census, unless otherwise defined in a State of Georgia codified definition utilized by the Department.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions must be submitted in writing to Joanne Mitchell, by Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Response to questions will be posted within five business days from closing date.

Applications must be received by Thursday, April 28, 2016, 3:00 PM.

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Term of Contract:

The grant term begins upon official execution of Grant through March 31, 2017.

Contact Information:

Joanne Mitchell, Grants Manager

Georgia Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 35th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3159

RFP & Supporting Documents:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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