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Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024


Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)


Offers funding to support evidence-based projects that use telehealth technologies through telehealth networks in rural and underserved areas, including frontier communities, Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), or Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs). Program goals include:

  • Improving access to integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings
  • Expanding and improving the quality of healthcare information available to providers by evaluating the effectiveness of integrating telebehavioral health services into primary care settings and establishing an evidence-based model that can assist healthcare providers

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $350,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $8,750,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include public or private non-profit or for-profit entities; domestic faith-based or community-based organizations, and tribal governments and organizations that demonstrate they will provide services through a telehealth network.

The telehealth network must be composed of at least 1 distant site, and at least 2 of the following entities as originating sites:

  • Community or migrant health centers or other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Healthcare providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
  • Entities operating clinics, including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Local health departments
  • Nonprofit hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
  • Long-term care providers
  • Providers of healthcare services in the home
  • Providers of outpatient mental health services and substance use disorder (SUD) services and entities operating outpatient mental health and SUD facilities
  • Local or regional emergency healthcare providers
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Entities operating dental clinics
  • Providers of prenatal, labor care, birthing, and postpartum care services, including hospitals that operate obstetric care units

At least 1 of the 2 required originating sites must be a community-based healthcare provider, and both required originating sites must be located in rural and underserved areas. Applicant's can use the Rural Health Information Hub's Am I Rural? – Tool to determine whether a site is located in a rural and underserved area.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicants are required to consult their State Office of Rural Health (SORH) prior to submitting an application.


For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Shelia Burks

For programmatic or technical questions:
Carlos Mena

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health and Wellness • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology