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 healthcare services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative applications that meet new and emerging needs in a changing healthcare delivery system with a focus on value and improved healthcare 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 healthcare services
- Improve and expand the training of healthcare providers
- Expand and improve the quality of health information available to healthcare providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making
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):
- Community or migrant health centers or other Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Healthcare providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
- Entities operating clinics, including Rural Health Clinics
- Local health departments
- Nonprofit hospitals
- Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
- Long-term care providers
- Providers of healthcare services in the home
- Providers of outpatient mental health services and entities operating outpatient mental health facilities
- Local or regional emergency healthcare providers
- Institutions of higher education
- Entities operating dental clinics
- Rural emergency departments (ED), emergency medical services (EMS) that serve rural populations, and ambulances that serve rural entities
Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Number of awards: 29
Project period: 4 years
Total funding available: $8,700,000
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