Grant Funding for Telehealth Programs
Many rural programs rely on grant funding from federal agencies, state agencies, associations, and philanthropic
organizations in order to sustain telehealth programs. The Rural Health
Funding & Opportunities by Topic: Telehealth webpage has the most up-to-date information on funding
options for rural communities.
Many rural programs rely on federal grant programs to implement and sustain telehealth programs. The Health
Resources and Services Administration's Telehealth.HHS.gov
site offers information about federal funding opportunities for telehealth.
One long-standing grant program available to rural providers is the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Rural Health Care Program. This grant
supports the cost of telecommunications and broadband services to enable rural providers to deliver healthcare.
State Agencies and Associations
State agencies and associations may also offer telehealth grant funding programs. The Telehealth Resource Centers provide additional
information about state-specific resources for telehealth funding. For example, rural communities in California
could apply for grants from the California Wellness
Foundation, the Blue Shield of California
Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation to fund
Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations
Many foundations and nonprofit organizations provide funding or other resources to implement, expand, or sustain
rural telehealth programs. Foundations may be interested in increasing access to care in underserved areas,
improving health outcomes among specific populations, or supporting innovative healthcare delivery models.
Foundations and nonprofits funding rural telehealth programs or research include: