Here are a list of federal grant and other funding opportunities with either a focus or strong potential for telehealth applications that have winter (December through mid-March) proposal due dates.  

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  • HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Program:  Promotes the planning and development of integrated health care networks to address the following legislative aims: (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.  Applications are due January 6, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • HRSA Rural Telementoring Training Center Program:  Trains academic medical centers or other centers of excellence to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building (telementoring) models to support health care providers in rural areas.  Applications are due January 9, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Overdose Response:  Addresses immediate needs in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD)..  Applications are due January 19, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants:  Supports innovative community-based child health initiatives that are led by a pediatrician or pediatric resident and serves those who are underserved/experience health disparities.   Applications are due January 23, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • HHS Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services:  Helps rural communities use advanced telecommunications technology to connect to each other - and the world - overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.   Applications are due January 30, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants:  Helps rural communities use advanced telecommunications technology to connect to each other - and the world - overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.   Applications are due January 30, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • HRSA Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies:  Advances the health and well-being of MCH populations by supporting innovative, applied, and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting MCH populations.   Applications are due February 7, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • CDC Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes:  Seeks to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes and improve self-care practices, quality of care, and early detection of complications among people with diabetes.  Applications are due March 7, 2023Click Here for More Information.
  • CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health:  Improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic diseases.  Applications are due March 13, 2023Click 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:

  • 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 3 of each year.  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 3 of each year.  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, 2023Click 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 8, 2023Click 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.
  • 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 - October 1, 2023Click 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, 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, 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, 2024Click 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.

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.