#FUNDING. Here are a list of federal and regional grant and other funding opportunities with either a focus or strong potential for telehealth applications that have spring/summer proposal due dates. We recommend that you bookmark this page or add it to your home screen as we will be adding to this list periodically from now through June as more opportunities are announced!
- Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Psychostimulant Support (RCORP-PS):
Grants to enhance and expand psychostimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities. The focus will be on strengthening and expanding prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Over the course of a three-year period of performance, RCORP-PS award recipients will implement a set of core psychostimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
- AARP Community Challenge: This program provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more. Applications are due by 8:00 PM ET on April 14, 2021.
- Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant Program: The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) systems, behavioral health centers, pediatric health care providers, Children’s Hospitals, etc.) with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use. For the purposes of this FOA, pediatric health care providers are a provider of primary health care to individuals under the age of 21 years. Application are due April 19, 2021.
- Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) Grants: The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT. The desired outcomes for this program are: 1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT; and 2) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up. Applications are due April, 27, 2021.
- FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program – Round 2: The FCC announced on March 30, 2021 that they will be moving forward with Round 2 funding. Priority will be given to Round 1 eligible applicants that were not awarded funding. There will be at least one award to each state and the District of Columbia. All awards will be announced at one time and not on a rolling basis. Total funding available is $249,950,000 with a max award of $1 million per applicant. There will be a seven day filing window (dates not yet announced but anticipated to open before the end of April).
- Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model: This CMS opportunity is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the needs of rural communities. The model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility and robust technical support promote the capacity of rural healthcare providers to implement effective healthcare delivery system redesign on a broad scale. Applications for the Community Transformation Track are due on May 11, 2021.
- Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Rural Health Care Program: This funding mechanism is used to support eligible healthcare facilities with their telecommunications and broadband service costs through rate discounts. If you are not familiar with the program, here is a good introductory webinar. The filing window for FY2021 opened on January 4, 2021 and all funding requests must be submitted on/before 11:59 PM on June 1, 2021.
- USAC has also put together these resources for those new and needing to Learn More About the Program
- Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): This NIMH funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks pilot effectiveness projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies that can be used to advance training, quality monitoring, and quality improvement efforts and ultimately improve the availability of evidence-based suicide prevention services. Letter of Intent is due 30 days prior to application due date. Applications are due on October 15, 2021 and June 15, 2022.
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders: This NIH/NIDA opportunity invites research applications to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and population analysis in individuals living with HIV and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Applications are being accepted between after May 7, 2021 through September 7, 2024.
- William Randolph Hearst Foundation: The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to healthcare for high-need populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving healthcare demands, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. The Foundations also support medical research and the development of young investigators to help create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health. The board meets to approve grants in March, June, September and December. The average time from proposal submission to grant award is six months. Click Here to Apply.