More and more rural constituents are interested in applying for Rural Health Network Development grant funds. Many organizations do not fully understand the steps that need to have already taken place prior to submitting an application or the amount of work that goes into completing an application. To help constituents understand how to be a successful applicant, NOSORH hosted the webinar Keys to Writing a Successful Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Grant Program Application. This webinar was intended for State Offices of Rural Health, Rural Hospitals, Rural Clinics, Rural Networks and other interested applicants.
Teryl Eisinger, NOSORH’s Executive Director, described the steps necessary to write a successful Network Development grant application and answered 10 key questions to ask before making the decision to apply for this funding. Many resources were shared on the webinar and this will continue to be a resource for anyone interested in applying for this funding in the future. Participants shared that the information was very helpful, especially the rural relevant resources. A recording of the webinar and additional resources can be found on the NOSORH website.
Congratulations to the graduates of the 2016 NOSORH Grant Writing Institute (GWI). Forty-eight rural health leaders from 21 states successfully completed the course. Participants represent SORHs, hospitals, health departments, and universities. The 9-part course covers topics such as finding funding opportunities, developing evaluations and connecting with community partners. NOSORH has been offering Grant Writing Institutes for the past 5 years and continues to see maximum enrollment for the course. To see a list of 2016 graduates in your state, click here. The next Grant Writing Institute will be offered in the Spring 2017.
In June, NOSORH launched a new Grant Writing Institute designed specifically for Emergency Medical Services personnel. The inaugural course was a great success (see samples of participant feedback below) with 85 participants from 21 states participating in the 3-part series. Content focused on the “A-Z” in grant writing, funding innovative models of care and learning how to connect and collaborate with funders, community members and stakeholders. NOSORH plans to offer another EMS Grant Writing Institute in early 2017. If you would like to see a list of participants from your state, please contact Donna Pfaendtner.
“I want to take more classes like this from this grant writing group because I am learning a lot of good information.”
“The course is definitely worth the investment.”
“Great refresher of information I already knew, but haven’t used in a while. The presentation generated several ideas that I had not previously realized I needed to consider regarding EMS-related grants.”
“They created a sense of confidence that the whole process is something we can accomplish.”
“Great information! Fast pace kept things moving along so it wasn’t boring and remained interesting.”
“Great presentation! Well thought out and well presented. I have taught college for 20+ years and you were great.”