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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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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, frontier, and medically underserved areas and populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
Connected Care Pilot Program Inactive
Funding for nonprofit and public healthcare providers to cover 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity, certain network equipment, and information services necessary to provide connected care services to a patient population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program Inactive
A cooperative agreement to operate a telehealth focused research center that 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: May 1, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project Inactive
A cooperative agreement for a single entity to support the implementation and evaluation of telehealth services in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women; infants; and children up to 5 years old who are at nutrition risk. The purpose of the telehealth program is to supplement the nutrition education and breastfeeding support offered in WIC clinics, and to decrease barriers to access to WIC services, particularly in rural communities, and other populations facing barriers to accessing support.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Licensure Portability Grant Program Inactive
Funding for state licensing boards 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: Mar 11, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural, underserved communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of direct-to-consumer telehealth technologies for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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

Last Updated: 11/6/2020