Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)
The primary objective of the Telehealth Network Grant Program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative applications that meet new and emerging needs in a changing health care delivery system with a focus on value and improved health care outcomes.
Grantees should demonstrate how telehealth networks improve healthcare services for medically underserved populations in urban, rural, and frontier communities.
TNGP networks are used to:
- Expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services
- Improve and expand the training of health care providers
- Expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decisionmaking
Applications are especially encouraged from networks that will demonstrate how telehealth can expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services through School-Based Health Centers, especially those which may also serve the broader community beyond normal school hours.
Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that will provide services through a telehealth network. Each entity participating in the networks may be a nonprofit or for-profit entity. Faith-based, community-based organizations, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Services must be provided to rural communities, although the applicant can be located in an urban area.
The Telehealth Network shall include at least two of the following entities (at least one of which shall be a community-based health care provider):
- School-based health centers
- Community health centers or other federally qualified health centers
- Health care providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
- Entities operating clinics, including rural health clinics
- Local health departments
- Nonprofit hospitals, including community (critical) access hospitals
- Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
- Long-term care providers
- Providers of health care services in the home
- Providers of outpatient mental health services and entities operating outpatient mental health facilities
- Local or regional emergency health care providers
- Institutions of higher education
- Entities operating dental clinics
Grant Ceiling: $300,000 per year
Number of Awards: Up to 20
Total Funding Available: $6,000,000
Links to the full announcement and online application are available through grants.gov.
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