Funding for Teleservices and Technology

ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

Provides loans and grants to help expand broadband access to rural communities without sufficient high-speed internet connectivity. Aims to increase private sector investment to support the construction or improvement of critical broadband infrastructure to deliver internet access to a wide range of rural sites and facilities, including residential homes, community healthcare and public safety facilities, schools, libraries, business and industry, agricultural operations, and other sites.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell Program) - Competitive

Funds to assist medical examiner/coroners, forensic pathologists, and medical and legal death investigation systems in efficiently handling the increased need for services resulting from the proliferation of opioids and synthetic drugs. 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 24, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell Program) - Formula

Funds to assist states in improving the quality and efficiency of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services in order to meet the increased need for forensic investigation due to the proliferation of opioids and synthetic drugs. Offers funding by formula to enhance personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and other components of forensic examination.

Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)

Offers formula grants to states to help develop and expand prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use. Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, including access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of OUD.

Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR)

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), including stimulant use disorder. 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 services for people with OUD, including access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD).

Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Community Facilities Direct Loan & 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)
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)
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)
Public Housing Neighborhood Networks (NN)

Provides funds to establish and maintain Neighborhood Networks (NN), or community technology centers within public housing buildings or developments, that provide computer and internet access to public housing residents. Offers computer training, services, and programs to help residents become economically self-sufficient. Public housing authorities use their capital funds and operating funds to build and operate neighborhood network centers.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & 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)
Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants 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 residents in rural areas. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that address substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid misuse.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: Capacity Development Program Inactive

Funds infrastructure enhancements and capacity building efforts to address the changing healthcare landscape and increase access to high-quality HIV primary healthcare services for individuals with low-income and underserved populations, including those in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2024
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
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: Apr 1, 2024
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP) Inactive

Provides funding to integrate behavioral health services in primary care settings using telehealth technology through telehealth networks. Supports evidence-based projects in telehealth networks using telehealth technologies in rural and underserved areas to increase access to integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and to improve the quality of healthcare information available to providers by evaluating the effectiveness of integrating telebehavioral health services into primary care settings.

Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024
Sponsor: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE) Inactive

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable information on health, wellness, and safety to individuals and families.

Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 Inactive

Funds for training and technical assistance to help tribal communities plan, create, and operate programs to address criminal cases of child abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Funds trauma-informed activities and services, including outreach and awareness efforts, victim assistance, and emergency services for children and family members. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Public Safety and Community Policing Tribal Resources Grant Program – Hiring and Equipment/Training: 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, improving 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: Mar 5, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG) Inactive

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.

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
USDA Community Connect Grants Inactive

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. Support internet services to foster economic development and employment, and improve educational and healthcare opportunities in eligible areas.

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Community Opioid Intervention Prevention Program (COIPP) Inactive

Supports efforts to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through locally designed prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD). Aims to raise awareness and education of opioid interventions that are family-centered and culturally appropriate, create comprehensive community opioid support teams, and increase the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT)/medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to meet treatment needs and reduce opioid overdose in AI/AN communities. COIPP is an initiative of IHS's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).

Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2024
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
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.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local 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: Oct 23, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – State Solicitation Inactive

Provides formula grant funding to states to support efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, and to improve the fair administration of the justice system. 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 29, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Inactive

Funds to develop, improve, and/or enhance statewide or regional networks to expand the capacity of healthcare providers' to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum people for maternal mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), especially for rural and medically underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) Inactive

Provides comprehensive, coordinated, evidence-based services for individuals, youth, and families currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness who are diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), and/or a co-occurring disorder (COD). Aims to engage and connect the target population to behavioral health treatment, case management, and recovery support services and help them secure sustainable permanent housing. Assists participants in identifying and obtaining resources for health insurance that help individuals maintain their treatment, recovery, and housing status.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS) Inactive

Assists rural communities working to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among pregnant, postpartum, and persons of childbearing age who are diagnosed with or at risk for opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports the implementation of evidence-based OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies designed to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive

Aims to increase access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) along with comprehensive opioid use disorder (OUD) psychosocial and recovery support services (RSS) for individuals with OUD seeking MOUD. Provides funds to states, nonprofits, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and tribal organizations to support MOUD programs and related program activities.

Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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. Seeks to improve health outcomes and attain equitable access to pediatric emergency care and everyday readiness for all children across the nation, especially for those children living in racial or ethnic minority, tribal, and rural communities.

Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2022
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants Inactive

Offers grants to assist small, financially distressed rural communities 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.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2022
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP): Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare (SAPTA) Inactive

Supports community-driven efforts to deliver evidence-based, culturally appropriate substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Works to expand access to behavioral health services; improve care coordination and cross-system collaboration; and engage family, youth, and community resources to reduce substance use disorder (SUD) and overall substance misuse in tribal communities. SASP is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).

Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2022
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
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 (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 opioid use disorder (OUD) by improving pain management practices, treatments, and recovery support services. Helps states become better prepared for future public health emergencies by evaluating and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on oral health workforce.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Connected Care Pilot Program Inactive

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)
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)
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Inactive

Provides funding to expand clinical training at accredited addiction medicine fellowship (AMF) and addiction psychiatry fellowship (APF) programs. Seeks to increase the number of physicians and psychiatrists working in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services. Seeks to improve access to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services at various points of care and across healthcare sectors.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
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)
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, 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)