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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Veterans Health Access Program
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders
Notice of Special Interest for research to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and population analysis in individuals living with HIV and substance use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate Program
Self-paced online training program for healthcare students and professionals covering CORE (Clinical, Operational, Regulatory, and Ethics) concepts for successful implementation and delivery of telehealth. Organized in 7 modules, featuring case studies and interactive content on telehealth technology, telepresence skills, licensing, and regulation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Board of Telehealth
Economic Development Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding
Grants support the implementation of regional economic development, including public works projects and job creation projects. Past projects have included funding for water and wastewater projects in hospitals and healthcare facilities and road infrastructure projects that would support the expansion of healthcare facilities. CARES Act funding will provide a wide-range of financial assistance as communities respond to, and recover from, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Virtual Living Room - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas
A grant program that combines rural technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resources, and local support to provide solutions to improve healthcare access for veterans in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Foundation for Rural Service, NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural communities across America. Focus areas include business development, community development, education, and telecommunications.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Inactive
Grant to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for broadband infrastructure projects and programs that promote the adoption and use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider Training Award Inactive
Grant awards for nationally credentialed counselors to complete CCE-approved telemental health training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC) Inactive
Funding for current Health Center grantees to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based strategies that optimize the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program Inactive
Funding to connect specialists at academic medical centers with primary care providers of rural, frontier, and underserved populations, providing evidence-based training and support to help them treat patients with complex conditions in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
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

Last Updated: 9/10/2021