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.
Many rural programs rely on federal grant programs to implement and sustain telehealth programs. The
Telehealth Compendium describes grant funding for telehealth programs, technology, training, and
more. The compendium identifies telehealth programs specific to rural communities.
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 to grants
from the California Wellness Foundation, the
Blue Shield of California Foundation, and the
California Health Care Foundation to fund telehealth programs.
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 area, improving health outcomes among specific populations, or supporting
innovative healthcare delivery models. Foundations and nonprofits funding rural telehealth programs or research
See Rural Health Funding & Opportunities by Topic: Telehealth in the
Online Library for additional funding options.