US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) - Community-Based Division
06/17/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofits, for-profits, and community, tribal, and faith-based organizations to develop regional networks that increase access to obstetric and maternal medical care in rural communities. Required applicant registrations must be completed before applying.
The goals of the RMOMS program are to: (i) develop a sustainable network approach to coordinate maternal and obstetrics care within a rural region; (ii) increase the delivery and access of preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services; (iii) develop sustainable financing models for the provision of maternal and obstetrics care; and (iv) improve maternal and neonatal outcomes. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ways to achieve these goals through an established or formal regional network structure.
This pilot program intends to demonstrate the impact on access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities through testing models that address the following RMOMS Focus Areas:
1) Rural Hospital Obstetric Service Aggregation
2) Network Approach to Coordinating a Continuum of Care
3) Leveraging Telehealth and Specialty Care
4) Financial Sustainability
Applicants are required to incorporate all four of the RMOMS Focus Areas in their proposals. Applicants are required to develop their own strategies in response to all of the above Focus Areas. For details on each of these focus areas, see pages 1-2 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents below.
This cooperative agreement program may be built into an existing statewide or regional health network that supports obstetrics services and primary care such that a woman’s health care needs are addressed from the preconception period, through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.
Award recipients will work in consultation with a HRSA-funded program evaluator to establish baseline data and analyze program outcomes throughout the course of the program.
For information on expected activities and program background, see pages 2-4 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 185671
You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $600,000 total costs (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) in FY 2019.
You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $800,000 total costs (includes both direct and indirect, facilities, and administrative costs) each year in FY 2020, FY 2021, and FY 2022.
The period of performance is September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2023 (four years).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email the optional Letter of Intent to Apply to:
HRSA Digital Services Operation (DSO)
Please use the HRSA opportunity number as email subject (HRSA-19-094)
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Phone (301) 443-1014
Fax (301) 443-9810
You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Cassandra Phillips, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Attn: Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Telephone: (301) 945-3940
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
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