Unlike other funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the ROGP does not limit eligibility to formal rural health networks. The program does require that at least three separate entities join together to arrange health services in rural areas through formal memorandums of understanding/agreement. However, it does not mandate a network board, bylaws and other requirements that are necessary to pursue Rural Health Network Development grants. In order to be competitive, the collaborating organizations should be able to demonstrate some historical evidence of cooperation and joint participation on other projects. Every participating project partner must have a real and meaningful role in the project.