Funding for Teleservices and Technology

Connected Care Pilot Program

Provides funding to healthcare providers to offset costs associated with providing connected healthcare services to patients, with an emphasis on connected services for veterans and individuals with low income. Funds may cover up to 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity for patients and providers, certain network equipment, and information services necessary for the delivery of connected care services to patient populations that may otherwise have difficulty accessing care.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
USDA Community Connect Grant Program

Awards grants for the deployment of broadband in rural communities where private sector internet service providers are unable to develop the infrastructure to provide broadband service due to economic and cost challenges. Supports efforts to achieve e-connectivity to foster economic development and employment, and improve educational and healthcare opportunities in eligible areas.

Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable health, wellness, and prevention information to the public.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Court Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant Program

Supports projects that strengthen the operations of state courts as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system. Focuses on projects that address system change and the future of court operations by institutionalizing and replicating practices that have been implemented during the pandemic. Seeks to enhance access and fairness for courts and court users by promoting practices such as case triage and the use of technology for online dispute resolution (ODR), portal development, virtual hearings, and other innovations to conduct court business remotely.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State Justice Institute (SJI)
E-Rate Program: The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism

Offers discounts to help schools and libraries with costs towards eligible data transmission services, internet access, internal connections, managed internal broadband services, and basic maintenance of internal connections.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP): Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (PWEAA)

Supports the planning and implementation of economic development and revitalization projects in areas facing economic disruption and hardship, including rural and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. Helps communities attract investment, create and retain new businesses and jobs, provide job training and education opportunities for dislocated workers, and enhance technology and infrastructure.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Offers grants to assist rural areas facing extreme unemployment and economic decline with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

Provides funding for economic development programs to help communities and regions prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Offers a wide range of assistance to address the impacts of the pandemic, including planning and technical assistance grants, capitalization/recapitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), innovation grants, construction of infrastructure, deployment of broadband, and other development projects.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310)

Funds for planning, designing, and implementing transportation services in urban and rural areas. Supports projects to enhance mobility and increase access to transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities, including those with a drug addiction that limits major life activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
High Cost Program - Connect America Fund

Offers financial support to telecommunication service providers who provide rural communities with access to high-speed broadband access, specifically in markets that do not support the infrastructure and network costs of telecommunications carriers' providing the service.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Lifeline Program

Provides a monthly federal benefit to individuals with low-income in order to lower the cost of phone or internet services. The benefit can be applied to home or mobile phone service or to high-speed broadband.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG)

Offers funding to support technical assistance and training for rural businesses that have fewer than 50 new workers and generate a gross revenue less than $1,000,000. Funds can also be used on projects to support and benefit rural businesses as specified in the grant application. Supports the expansion of rural businesses through economic development, planning, and other related activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees

Aims to improve rural communications and economic development by providing loans and technical assistance to build, improve, and further develop telecommunication services in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive

Supports planning activities to assist rural communities in developing integrated healthcare provider networks. Promotes the strengthening of rural healthcare systems by achieving efficiencies, expanding access to care, increasing care coordination, and improving basic healthcare services. Encourages rural networks to target several clinical priority areas, including the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs).

Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Formula Solicitation Inactive

Provides formula grant funding to local governments to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system, with a focus on efforts to address violent crime and serious offenders. Funds may be used for additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems to support activities that will help prevent, control, or reduce crime; enforce the criminal law; and strengthen the courts, corrections, probation, and parole authorities. Supports drug treatment, enforcement, prevention, and education programs.

Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Traditional DLT) Inactive

Funds telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that help rural communities foster economic and community development. Works to reduce substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities through education, treatment, and counseling programs and services.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program Inactive

Offers grant funding to assist rural healthcare providers in the planning and development of integrated health networks to provide quality HIV care and treatment in rural communities. Helps providers meet unaddressed community health needs related to HIV in areas such as early diagnosis, comprehensive care, support services, and innovative service delivery models. Focuses planning efforts in seven states identified by the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative as having disproportionate rural rates of HIV diagnosis. Seeks to improve health outcomes for people with HIV and reduce new HIV infections by expanding access to HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and support services; increasing the use of health information technology and telemedicine; and promoting service coordination and quality across the continuum of HIV care.

Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
The Rural Health Care Program Inactive

Offers a discount on telecommunication expenses and network equipment for healthcare facilities to increase connectivity and access to broadband in rural areas to provide and improve healthcare.

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell program) - Competitive Inactive

Assists medical examiners and forensic pathologists in efficiently handling the immense need for autopsies that has resulted from opioid-related overdose deaths. Seeks to provide accelerated and improved forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services by funding expenses related to personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and more.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell Program) - Formula Inactive

Assists states in meeting the increased need for autopsies due to opioid-related overdose deaths by improving the quality and efficiency of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Offers funding by formula to enhance personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and other components of forensic examination.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant misuse and use disorders. Identifies and addresses gaps in services and systems of care for OUD in tribal communities, and coordinates with other federally-supported opioid response efforts to increase access to innovative and culturally responsive prevention, treatment, and recovery services for people with OUD, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: Capacity Development Program Inactive

Funds infrastructure enhancements and capacity building efforts to develop, improve, or extend access to effective primary healthcare services for rural or underserved individuals with HIV. Supports staff training, treatment programs, and other activities to offer improved care to patients with chronic disease and co-occurring mental illness and opioid or other substance use disorders.

Application Deadline: Apr 23, 2020
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative Inactive

Funds economic revitalization projects in the Appalachian region focused on economic opportunities, workforce preparation, critical infrastructure development, natural and cultural assets, and building leadership and community capacity to meet Appalachian Regional Commission's strategic investment goals. Gives priority to investments for building a competitive workforce, fostering entrepreneurial activities, developing industry clusters, strengthening substance abuse response, and broadband initiatives.

Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Inactive

Offers funding to eligible institutions that then distribute funds, based on a formula, to full-time nurse anesthetist trainees to help cover the required education and living expenses. Seeks to increase the number of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) practicing in rural and underserved areas. Supports didactic and clinical teaching and training for nurse anesthetists trainees (NATs) in various areas, including opioid use disorder (OUD) management and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Public Safety and Community Policing - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #1 Inactive

Funds to support tribal law enforcement agencies in developing and/or enhancing the skills and abilities needed to address unmet public safety needs in tribal communities. Includes implementing or enhancing prevention strategies, criminal investigations, crime control activities, community policing strategies, and efforts to reduce illicit drug use, including methamphetamine and opioid use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Inactive

Supports the planning, development, operation, and participation in accredited postdoctoral training programs for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health. Seeks to improve health outcomes by providing low-income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, rural, and other disadvantaged populations with increased access to oral health services.

Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program Inactive

Aims to increase the number of primary care physicians capable and willing to provide care to rural and/or underserved communities by funding accredited residency training program improvements in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics. Works to reduce healthcare expenses, improve care quality, and increase access to healthcare by preparing and encouraging residency graduates to serve in rural and/or underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Mobility for All Pilot Program Grants Inactive

Provides funding for the development of partnerships and pilot projects to support and improve the coordination and efficiency of transportation services and nonemergency medical transportation services, including improving public transit services to disadvantaged and rural communities. Aims to make healthcare and other essential community services more accessible to older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with low income.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Supplemental Funding Inactive

Seeks to expand access to quality integrated behavioral healthcare services at health centers receiving Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program (H80) funding. Provides behavioral health services to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder (OUD), and co-occurring physical conditions. Supports activities related to workforce expansion, professional development and training, telehealth, health information technology (HIT), enhancing clinical workflow and practice transformation, and building outreach and community partnerships.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Opioid Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Opioid DLT) Inactive

Funds telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that address the opioid crisis to increase local capacity in opioid use prevention, treatment, and recovery by funding activities such as harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and peer recovery services.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) Program Inactive

Provides funding to support the development, enhancement, or expansion of nurse practitioner (NP) residency programs. Focuses on providing residency training opportunities that include interprofessional, team-centered, clinical, and academic training experiences. Offers employment assistance to program participants to increase access to primary care, especially in rural and underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program Inactive

Supports academic clinical partnerships to train and prepare nursing school graduates to offer healthcare services to rural and underserved communities. Aims to increase access to primary medical care by funding the development and implementation of longitudinal clinical training experiences for nurse practitioners (NPs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), and nurse midwives (NMs).

Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program Inactive

Funds to increase statewide or regional access to services for the screening, assessment, and treatment of maternal depression and related behavioral health disorders among pregnant and postpartum women. Offers resources to providers to improve the mental health and well-being of women and the social and emotional development of their children. Provides women in rural and underserved areas with affordable and culturally/linguistically appropriate treatment and recovery support services for a wide-range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, opioid use disorder (OUD), and alcohol use disorder.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 16, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Inactive

Funds to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs) by helping health centers employ evidence-based strategies, including prevention and treatment services as well as mental health services, to meet the needs of the population served by the health centers and expand access to services.

Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication-Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive

Aims to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) along with comprehensive opioid use disorder (OUD) psychosocial and recovery support services for individuals with OUD seeking MAT. Funds state, nonprofit, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and tribal organization MAT programs.

Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive

Funds for states to develop and implement programs to address the oral health workforce needs in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Dental HPSAs), including those in rural communities. Supports new ideas, methods, and/or approaches to increase access to oral health services. Allows states to design programs to address two clinical priority areas: opioid use disorder (OUD) through safe and effective pain management and identification and treatment of substance abuse, and common risk factors for childhood obesity and dental caries.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program (EMSC SP) Inactive

Funds demonstration projects in states to improve the quality of emergency medical services (EMS) for children. Seeks innovative models and methods to strengthen EMS systems and improve health outcomes for children receiving emergency medical care. Supports enhancements to electronic health information systems, coordination of emergency care, education for emergency workforce, integration of pediatric components into emergency systems, and national quality improvement initiatives.

Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) Inactive

Offers formula grants to states and territories to help develop and expand prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, and lower unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths.

Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation) Inactive

Ensures adolescents aged 12-18 and youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services. Brings together stakeholders across systems to enhance and expand services, develop policies, expand workforce, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBP), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the coordination and efficiency of SUD treatment and recovery support systems for adolescent and youth populations in the state.

Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Inactive

Funds enhancements to infrastructure and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) to increase communities' capacity to offer sufficient, comprehensive care to individuals, families, veterans, and youth experiencing homelessness. Aims to provide permanent housing and other crucial services to those who have SUDs, serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion Through the Use of Technology Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive

Promotes the overall health and wellness of youth and adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental disorders through technology-based treatment, recovery, and service enhancement practices, including the use of virtual health records and health monitoring electronics. Technology Assisted Care (TAC) enables healthcare providers to serve disadvantaged populations, including the elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, and those residing in rural areas with provider shortages or transportation barriers.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)