#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 summer (June through early September) proposal due dates.
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- 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 June 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 June 1, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program: Supports programs that provider or coordinate suicide prevention services to eligible individuals and their families in order to reduce Veteran suicide risk; improve baseline mental health status, well-being and social support; and improve financial stability for eligible individuals and their families. Applications are due June 10, 2022 by 11:59 PM. 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.
- Administration on Aging Supporting State and Community Innovations in Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services Grant Program: Supports the development and testing of innovations in community-based, dementia- specific respite models, as well as the delivery of training and technical assistance to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers. Applications are due June 27, 2022 by 11:59 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- SAMHSA Tribal Opioid Response Grants Program: Supports programs addressing the overdose crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD), and supporting the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid use disorder (OUD) and co-occurring substance use disorders. The TOR program also supports the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery support services for stimulant misuse and use disorders, including for cocaine and methamphetamine. Applications are due June 27, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- OVC Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Grants Program: Supports applications that establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs Applications are due June 27, 2022 at 8:59 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication Assisted Treatment Access Grants Program: Supports applications that establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs Applications are due June 27, 2022 at 8:59 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- Office on Women’s Health Reducing Maternal Deaths Due to Substance Use Disorder Grant Program: Supports establishing new MAT access points and increase the capacity for sustainable MAT service provision in rural areas… Applications are due June 30, 2022 Click Here for More Information.
- NTIA Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program Grants: Supports broadband planning, deployment, mapping, equity, and adoption activities. Applications are due July 18, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health Innovation Awards: Supports new or piloted projects from direct-service organizations that will help address the far-reaching challenge of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues in children and young adults on a national or local level in the U.S. Applications are due July 15, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- NIH Enhancing Social Connectedness and Ameliorating Loneliness to Prevent and Treat SUD and Support Recovery (R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed): exploratory or pilot research projects to test interventions that address social connectedness and/or loneliness in order to prevent or treat SUDs or enhance recovery for individuals with SUDs. Interventions funded through this initiative should build on foundational, epidemiologic research on social connectedness and loneliness, and help contribute to a more unified theory about the role of loneliness and social connectedness in substance use and SUDs. Interventions could be delivered at the individual, dyadic, family or community level, and could include telehealth platforms, Applications are due August 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- Anthem Foundation Maternal & Child Health Grant Program: work to create equity in maternal healthcare by addressing racial disparities, biases, barriers to care, and health-related social needs. The programs should drive specific, measurable maternal/child health outcomes. Applications are due August 31, 2022. Click Here for More Information.
- PCORI Health System Strategies to Address Disparities in Hypertension Management & Control – Cycle 2 Grant Program: Supports high-quality comparative effectiveness research (CER) that compares health system strategies to address disparities in hypertension management and control. Letters of intent are due June 1, 2022. Applications are due August 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM. Click Here for More Information.
- PCORI Improving Postpartum Maternal Outcomes for Populations Experiencing Disparities – Cycle 2 Grant Program: Supports large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and/or well-designed observational studies comparing multicomponent strategies to improve early detection of, and timely care for, complications up to six weeks postpartum for groups more often underserved or experiencing the greatest disparities in health outcomes, including Black, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Hispanic, rural, and low socioeconomic status (SES) populations. Letters of intent are due June 1, 2022. Applications are due August 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM. 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/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.
- 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 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 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 Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): This funding opportunity will support developmental/exploratory studies in preparation for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between May 17, 2021 – May 17, 2023. 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.
- 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.
- 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 Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care Towards Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): Funding will support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) from populations that experience health disparities. Projects would be expected to involve more than one component and/or more than one level of influence within existing or newly proposed health care models. Applications are due in a repetitive cycle between March 18, 2022 – 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Click Here for More Information.
- The Bob Woodruff Foundation Grants: Funding is to support innovative programs across the nation that produce measurable outcomes that best meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans and their families.. The Foundation makes grant funds available semi-annually, with cycles in the spring and fall. Click Here for More Information.
- Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund. The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) supports the Rural Maryland Council’s operations and activities, and it also supports the states’ five Regional Councils, rural entrepreneurship development rural health care organizations, and regional infrastructure projects. A match is required for RMPIF Funding and is set at 25% match for entrepreneurship, 50% match for health care, and 75% match for infrastructure. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent and be invited to move forward to submit an application. 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. 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.