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Fall Funding Opportunities

#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 fall 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 November as more opportunities are announced!

  • HRSA COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding:    $25.5 billion in new funding available for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes:
      • $8.5 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients.
      • $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.

Providers will apply for both programs with a single application, and the application portal will open on September 29, 2021.  There are eligibility requirements and an application process.  Click Here for More Information.

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Foundation Access to Care Grants:  Supports community-based initiatives throughout the United States and its territories that provide Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. Applications are due October 1, 2021Click Here for More Information.
  • USDA Rural Development Emergency Rural Health Care Grants – Track Two Impact Grants:  Funds must be used in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health care. Long-term sustainability is defined as “improved health outcomes, improved access to quality health care, and creating and maintaining sustainable economic development for small communities.”  Applications are due by  4 PM October 12, 2021Click Here for More Information.
  • PCORI Telehealth for Chronic Disease Management Among Vulnerable Populations with Complex Needs:  Supports comparative clinical effectiveness research of interventions to optimize telehealth for chronic disease management among vulnerable populations with complex needs. Applicants are encouraged to consider multisite and multi-health system studies (randomized controlled trials or well-designed natural experiments) as well as mixed methods designs to support the possibility of widespread implementation.  Letters of Intent are due October 5, 2021 by 5:00 PMFull applications are due January 11, 2022 by 5:00 PMClick Here for More Information.
  • Foundation for Rural Service Virtual Living Room Grant Program:  Funding is for blending technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resources and local support to encourage veteran use of advanced medical technologies.  The Virtual Living Room is intended to feel like home, offering a comfortable, safe space to help veterans simulate the experience they would have while using VA telehealth services at home.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  Click Here for More Information.

Following are funding opportunities with cyclical deadlines:

  • NIH/NIMH Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional):  This funding opportunity encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 5, 2021 – June 5, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional):  Funding will support innovative research to develop, test and evaluate multi-level/multi-component strategies (including models of health care) to effectively adapt and implement comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus from populations with health disparities concordant with recommended and evidence-based guidelines. Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 5, 2021 – June 5, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH/NIMH Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed):  Funding will support innovative research that will inform and support the delivery of high-quality, continuously improving mental health services to benefit the greatest number of individuals with, or at risk for developing, a mental illness.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 5, 2021 – June 5, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH/NIMH Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional):  Funding will support studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States. Studies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from evidence-based practices (EBPs) and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 5, 2021 – June 5, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH/NIMH Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R34 Clinical Trial Optional):  Funding will support 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.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 15, 2021 – June 15, 2022Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH/NIDA New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R34 – Clinical Trial Optional):  This funding opportunity will support the development and testing of enhanced models of care that are able to optimally integrate HIV, addiction, and primary care services..  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between November 18, 2021 – August 11, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • Virginia Health Care Foundation Health Access Grants:  Funding is to help uninsured Virginians receive medical, dental, and/or mental health care either through a new approach or by replicating one of VHCF’s Models That Made It..  Funding focuses on projects that address one or more of these priorities:  1) Developing or expanding patient capacity; 2) Establishing a broader scope of services; 3) Accelerating licensure of behavioral health professionals, 4) Creating local coordinated systems of care and 5) Conquering the consequences of COVID-19.  The Foundation has two formal grant cycles each year, beginning in the winter and the summer.  Concept papers for the summer funding cycle are due on January 21, 2022.  Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH/NCI Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R21 Clinical Trial Optional):  This funding opportunity is for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients. Interventions are intended to provide caregivers with care training, promote coping skills, and ultimately help them manage care. Outcomes of such interventions are expected to (1) optimize patient health care utilization, (2) improve caregiver well-being, and (3) improve patient physical health and psychosocial outcomes.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between October 16, 2019 – September 8, 2022Click Here for More Information.
  • AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03):  This funding opportunity supports health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.  Rural and frontier areas are priority populations.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between September 17, 2018 – July 7, 2022Click Here for More Information.
  • NIH Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional):  to stimulate research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Home and community in this FOA refer to the place where an individual resides or lives. Home- and community-based palliative care programs ensure those with serious, advanced illness who do not require hospitalization but are not appropriate for hospice have access to high quality end-of-life and palliative care. Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between September 5, 2019 – September 8, 2022Click Here for More Information.
  • AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18):  Funding is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more ac­cessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Within the mission, AHRQ’s specific priority areas of focus are: 1) research to improve health care patient safety; 2) harnessing data and technology to improve health care quality and patient outcomes and to provide a 360-degree view of the patient; and 3) research to increase accessibility and affordability of health care by examining innovative market approaches to care delivery and financing.  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between August 24, 2018 – September 30, 2022Click Here for More Information.
  • AHRQ Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Optional): Funding is  research projects that test promising digital healthcare interventions aimed at improving the quality of healthcare services delivery at the point of care.  Research should be designed to test promising digital healthcare solutions that enable or facilitate technology-driven, point of care process solutions that use advanced analytics, patient-centered clinician and patient facing digital healthcare technologies, or clinical decision support systems to improve quality and health outcomes at the point of care. A theoretical framework should inform the research study and incorporate the use of care models when appropriate..  Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between February 9, 2021 – July 18, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders:  Funding is 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 (SUD).Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between May 7, 2021 – September 8, 2024Click Here for More Information.
  • Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Grants:  Funding is to support developing or established programs, with emphasis on direct benefit to clients or target audiences in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  Funding can be used in support of 1) Care and direct services; 2) Education and/or 3) Research.  The Foundation makes grant funds available semi-annually, with cycles in the spring and fall.  Letters of inquiry for the spring 2022 funding cycle will be due some time around early March 2022.   Click Here for More Information.

Following are funding opportunities that are forecasted to come available in Fall/Winter 2021:

  • HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant: The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.