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Funding by Topic: Telehealth

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program
Grants to expand opioid abuse prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment, recovery, and partnership models involving first responders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 7, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Smart Rural Community Showcase Award
Honors rural communities that have achieved high levels of broadband activity and have used it to support innovative practices in industry sectors, such as healthcare, safety and security, and economic development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral healthcare for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity based on the urban-rural price difference in an area.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction
Provides funds for organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and for tribes and tribal organizations across the country.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Virginia Health Safety Net Grants
Funding for projects to grow and strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net by developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, or strengthening infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 5, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Health Care Foundation
Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Grants for observational and intervention research projects designed to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development