Funding Opportunities

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another.

Funding Agency: Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture

Application Dates: June 4, 2021.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to healthcare for high-need populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving healthcare demands, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. The Foundations also support medical research and the development of young investigators to help create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health. The board meets to approve grants in March, June, September and December. The average time from proposal submission to grant award is six months. Click Here to Apply.

Funding Agency: Hearst Foundations

Application Dates: Accepted year round.

Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

This NIMH funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks 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. Letter of Intent is due 30 days prior to application due date.

Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Application Dates: October 15, 2021 and June 15, 2022.

Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Rural Health Care Program

This funding mechanism is used to support eligible healthcare facilities with their telecommunications and broadband service costs through rate discounts. If you are not familiar with the program, here is a good introductory webinar. The filing window for FY2021 opened on January 4, 2021 and all funding requests must be submitted on/before 11:59 PM on June 1, 2021. USAC has also put together these resources for those new and needing to Learn More About the Program.

Funding Agency: Universal Service Administrative Company

Application Dates: June 1, 2021.

Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model

This CMS opportunity is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the needs of rural communities. The model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility and robust technical support promote the capacity of rural healthcare providers to implement effective healthcare delivery system redesign on a broad scale.

Funding Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Application Dates: May 11, 2021.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders

This NIH/NIDA opportunity invites research applications 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).

Funding Agency: National Institute of Drug Abuse

Application Dates: May 7, 2021 through September 7, 2024.

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Technical Assistance and Evaluation (BHWD TAE) Program 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Technical Assistance and Evaluation (BHWD TAE) Program.

The BHWD TAE program will improve the knowledge and training of the behavioral health workforce. The BHW TAE awardee will provide technical assistance to HRSA’s mental health and substance use workforce grantees.

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration

Application Dates: May 3, 2021.

Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) Grants

The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT. The desired outcomes for this program are: 1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT; and 2) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up.

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Application Dates: April, 27, 2021.

Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) systems, behavioral health centers, pediatric health care providers, Children’s Hospitals, etc.) with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use. For the purposes of this FOA, pediatric health care providers are a provider of primary health care to individuals under the age of 21 years.

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Application Dates: April 19, 2021.

AARP Community Challenge

This program provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Funding Agency: AARP

Application Dates: April 14, 2021.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Psychostimulant Support (RCORP-PS)

Grants to enhance and expand psychostimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities. The focus will be on strengthening and expanding prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Over the course of a three-year period of performance, RCORP-PS award recipients will implement a set of core psychostimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery activities.

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration

Application Dates: April 12, 2021.

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.

Funding Agency: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Application Dates: TBD