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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Economic Development Assistance Programs
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Nevada Project ECHO Clinics
Training and indirect telehealth consultations for primary care providers to meet the specialty care needs of patients in rural and underserved areas. Providers in Nevada receive priority; however, there is capacity to assist providers nationally.
Geographic coverage: Offered to providers in Nevada and nationally.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program Inactive
Grants for rural communities in the areas of business development, community development, education, and telecommunications, with a priority for broadband enabled, technology focused projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Inactive
Funding to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental healthcare telehealth access programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthcare Connect Fund Inactive
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 Inactive
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
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program Inactive
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
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
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
Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program Inactive
Supports innovative clinical, research, education, or policy projects in the field of palliative care and implementation of a leadership career plan for outstanding emerging leaders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Cambia Health Foundation
Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to healthcare services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Center of Excellence Inactive
A grant to support a Telehealth Center of Excellence that will examine the efficacy of telehealth services in rural and urban areas, serve as a national clearinghouse for telehealth research and resources, and provide technical assistance for other telehealth providers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 21, 2017
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program - Regional and National Inactive
Supports the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers that provide technical assistance to healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 2, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Grants to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rural Health Network Development Grant Program (RHND) Inactive
Grants for healthcare networks in rural areas to assist with increasing access to and improve the quality of healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 28, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (R43/44) Inactive
Awards funding to small business concerns to develop and test medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2016
Sponsors: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) Inactive
Funding to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Provides funding to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program grantees to increase access to mental health services for veterans who live in rural areas via the use of networks, electronic communication, and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Licensure Portability Grant Program Inactive
Funding for licensing boards of various states to cooperate to develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine, with the ultimate goal of addressing workforce shortages and improving access to care in underserved and rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Awards funding to operate a telehealth focused research center which will work to assist rural health providers and governmental decision makers by increasing the amount of policy-relevant telehealth related research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program (FCHIP) Inactive
Funding to develop and test new models for the delivery of health care services in frontier areas, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cost. Program models include telemedicine, home health, nursing facility care, and ambulance services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 10/10/2018