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Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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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
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive
Grants to promote the planning and development of integrated 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 16, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care: Rural Practices Telehealth Stipend Inactive
Technical assistance, stipends, and a virtual learning community for community-based practices that serve pediatric patients in rural areas. Assistance will support the implementation of telehealth and distance care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsors: American Academy of Pediatrics, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Rural Health Association
COVID-19 Tribal Telehealth Mini-grant Inactive
Grants for tribes and tribal organizations to strengthen their local COVID-19 response by building capacity for the delivery of telehealth services and fulfill immediate Tribal telehealth needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2020
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
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
Smart Rural Community Grant Inactive
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 31, 2019
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
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
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program Inactive
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 11/6/2020