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Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.211
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Jul 6, 2015

Carlos Mena


Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program will award funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.

Networks should develop innovative ways to address the unique healthcare challenges faced by children living in impoverished rural areas. Networks should work to provide services beyond the traditional clinical setting and provide information and referral for social and human service organizations through the telehealth network that will ultimately result in better health outcomes for the children served.

Human/social services are defined as:

  • Early childhood development
  • Food and nutrition support and education
  • Economic support programs related to the family of the children served including awareness and counseling and or referral related to available job training and economic support, housing and other social service supports.

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 areas, although the applicant can be located in an urban area.

The Telehealth Network must include at least 2 of the following entities (at least 1 of which must be a community-based healthcare 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, including community access hospitals
  • Other publicly funded health or human/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

If available in their area, applicants should consider partnering or collaborating with:

  • USDA Cooperative Extension System Offices
  • Healthy Start
  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children
  • WIC
  • Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation programs
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Other human/social service-focused providers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $325,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Total funding available: $975,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Child welfare · Children and youth · Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare networks · Hospitals · Human services · Integrated service delivery · Poverty · Rural Health Clinics · Sole Community Hospitals · Telehealth

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