#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 winter 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 February as more opportunities are announced!)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Population Affairs Title X Family Planning Services Grants: Supports applicants providing Title X family planning services. These are services that assist in preventing or achieving pregnancy. Title X clinics provide these services to clients of all identities and ages, including adolescent clients, with priority given to persons from low-income families. Title X services are voluntary, confidential, and provided regardless of one’s ability to pay or a client’s religion, race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics,
number of pregnancies, or marital status. Applications are due January 11, 2022 by 6:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation Program Grants: Supports strengthening and expanding SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Applications are due January 13, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- CDC Implementation Research on Telehealth Strategies to Support Retention in Care and Treatment among Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Patients and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clients: Supports research applications to evaluate the effectiveness of telemedicine to improve adherence to HIV prevention and treatment medication while also exploring the “implementability” of its practice into routine care. Applications are due January 18, 2022. Click 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.
- Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning & Implementation Grants and Resident Grants: Supports pediatricians and pediatric residents to lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being by building broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. Applications are due January 24, 2022 by 11:59 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Grants: Promotes 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 associated health outcomes; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program supports one year of planning and brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to establish and/or improve local capacity in order to strengthen rural community health interventions, and enhance care coordination. For the purposes of this program, an integrated health care network is defined as an organizational arrangement among at least three (3) regional or local health care organizations that come together to develop strategies for improving health services in a community. Applications are due January 28, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- HHS Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge: Supports Innovative methods to improve equity of postpartum care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native women enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including follow-up care for diabetes, postpartum depression and/or postpartum anxiety, hypertension, and substance use disorders (SUD). Applications are due January 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- IHS Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program: Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare: Funding to supports the reduction of the prevalence of substance abuse and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Tribes can accomplish these goals by: 1). Improving care coordination; 2) Expanding behavioral health care services through the use of culturally appropriate evidence-based and practice-based models to address these issues; and 3) developing or expanding on activities for the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative by implementing early intervention strategies for AI/AN youth at risk for substance abuse behavior. Applications are due February 2, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- NIH/NIDA/NIA/NIMH HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): Supports research that tests multi-level strategies for intervening directly on SDOH in order to reduce the risk for opioid misuse and co-occurring conditions. For the purposes of this RFA, co-occurring conditions refers to other substance misuse, mental health conditions and suicide. Letter of Intent is due by February 2, 2022. Applications are due March 2, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Family Planning Telehealth Infrastructure Enhancement and Expansion Grants: Grants funded under this NOFO will enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure of Title X grantee networks, increasing access to Title X family planning services nationwide. Applications are due February 3, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- Virginia State Office of Rural Health (VA-SORH) Innovative Programming Awards: Supports applicants who propose to implement innovative programming targeted at 1 or more of these 5 focus areas: 1) Healthy Moms & Babies, 2) Food Access & Nutrition, 3) Workforce Development, 4) Behavioral Health and 5) Telehealth and demonstrate a need for the funding, have a clear plan in place for using the funding, and can articulate the anticipated impact of the funding if received. Applications are due February 4, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- USDA Rural Utility Service eConnectivity Program Grants and Loans: Supports loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas.. Applications are due February 22, 2022 by 11:59 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP): Increases and strengthens the diversity, education, and training of the nursing workforce to provide culturally aligned quality care in rural and underserved areas where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care. The NEPQR-MHTP aims to expand on the nursing education provided by emphasizing leadership and effective communication skills as well as innovative technological methods (i.e. telehealth) to deliver quality care in a rural or underserved environment. Applications are due February 22, 2022. Click 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/NIBIB/NIMHD Technology Development to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): This funding opportunity encourages grant applications to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them. Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between January 11, 2021 – January 26, 2024. Click 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, 2024. Click 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.
- 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, 2024. Click 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, 2022. Click 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, 2022. Click 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, 2022. Click 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): 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, 2024. Click 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, 2024. Click 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, 2024. Click 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, 2024. Click 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, 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, 2022. Click 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, 2023. Click Here for More Information.
Following are funding opportunities that are forecasted to come available or are not due until Spring/Summer 2022:
- SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants: Funding is to support to increase access to and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will provide comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based mental and substance use disorder services; treatment of co-occurring disorders; and physical healthcare. Click Here for More Information.
- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity: Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): Funding is to support innovative, multidisciplinary, and multi-level and/or multi-component research through existing or newly proposed health care models designed to optimize the care of persons with MCCs from U.S. populations that experience health disparities through the adaption, integration, and implementation of evidence-based or recommended guidelines of care for different and coexisting MCCs with a holistic perspective, and focused on attaining optimal health outcomes as the primary goal. The integration/implementation of multiple guidelines of care should be set to accomplish optimal treatment and recommended health outcomes goals to reach health equity, and not merely demonstrating improvement in health outcomes. Click Here for More Information.
- USAC Healthcare Connect Fund Program: Provides a 65% discount on eligible broadband connectivity expenses for eligible rural health care providers (HCPs). You can apply as an individual health care provider or as a consortium, i.e., a group of HCPs that can be both rural and non-rural. Applications are due April 1, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- USAC Telecommunications Program: Provides reduced rates to rural health care providers (HCPs) for telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Eligible services are discounted at the difference in cost between urban and rural areas in your state. Applications are due April 1, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- NIH/NIMH Pilot Practice-based Research for Primary Care Suicide Prevention (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): Supports primary care practice-based research focused on rigorous evaluations of factors that impact or account for the effectiveness of existing suicide prevention practices and/or pilot clinical trials aimed at optimizing and pilot testing patient-, provider-, or systems-level suicide prevention strategies. Letter of intent is due 30 days prior to application due date. Applications are due June 21, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
If you are looking for grants to support rural health, the RHIhub has developed a Topic Guide on Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects and a Rural Philanthropy Toolkit that might be of interest to you.