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Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.211
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 23, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carlos Mena

For grants management or budget questions:
Patryce Peden


The Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program provides funding to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to healthcare services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.

The primary purpose of the program is to support tele-substance abuse treatment and other behavioral healthcare services with a secondary focus on providing services to address common chronic disease conditions. The secondary focus will allow successful award recipients to use telehealth technologies to address a broader range of comorbid healthcare needs and ensure that they are optimizing the telehealth investment in addition to meeting the primary goal of providing substance abuse treatment and other behavioral health services.

Applicants should have a successful track record in implementing telehealth technology and have a network of partners in place and committed to the project as of the date of application.


Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that provide services through a telehealth network. Each entity participating in the applicant's network may be a nonprofit or for-profit entity. Faith-based, community-based, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Services must be provided to rural areas, although the applicant can be located in an urban area.

Current and former OAT Telehealth Network Grant recipients are eligible to apply for funds through this notice but must propose a project that differs in sites, services, and concept from the previously funded project.

The proposed telehealth network must include at least 2 of the following entities:

  • Small hospital
  • 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 human/social service agencies
  • Long-term care providers
  • Providers of healthcare services in the home
  • Providers of outpatient mental health services
  • Local or regional emergency care providers
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Dental clinics
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 3

Application process

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

Applicant webinar recording:
Playback Number: 888.566.0571

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Frontier and remote areas · Healthcare facilities · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth

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