Virtual Living Room - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas
Foundation for Rural Service, NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Virtual Living Room is a grant program that combines rural
technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
resources, and local support to provide solutions to improve
healthcare access for veterans in rural areas.
Communities that are located more than an hour away from
a VA clinic or hospital can provide a private,
comfortable location for veterans to access VA medical system
telehealth and other online resources.
To be eligible to apply for funding, the community must
be located more than an hour away from a VA clinic or
hospital. The applicant of record must be a member of
NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association.
Virtual Living Room venue locations should be
comfortable, private, have adequate electricity, and have
have broadband service provided by the NTCA member. Venue
examples include a Veterans of Foreign War lodge,
American Legion, library, firehouse, church, and/or
Amount of funding
Award amounts are not specified.
To apply, follow the instructions listed on the program
- Assess community need
- Contact and establish a relationship with the local
- Locate a suitable venue
- Formalize relationships
- Apply for funding
- Share the story
Additional information and links are provided for each
step in the process.
Access · Broadband · Telehealth · Veterans
For complete information about funding programs, including your
application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided
for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes
or monitor application status.