Funding Opportunities

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program. The purpose of the RMOMS program is to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities. The goals of the RMOMS program are to: (i) improve maternal and neonatal outcomes within a rural region; (ii) develop a sustainable network approach to increase the delivery and access of preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services; (iii) develop a safe delivery environment with the support and access to specialty care for perinatal women and infants; and (iv) develop sustainable financing models for the provision of maternal and obstetrics care in rural hospitals and communities. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ways to achieve these goals through an established or formal regional network structure. This program intends to demonstrate the impact on access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities through testing models that address the following RMOMS Focus Areas: 1) Rural Regional Approaches to Risk Appropriate Care 2) Network Approach to Coordinating a Continuum of Care 3) Leveraging Telehealth and Specialty Care 4) Financial Sustainability Applicants are required to incorporate all four of the RMOMS Focus Areas in their proposals. Additionally, applicants are required to address the focus-specific prompts listed below as they prepare a response. Responses do not have to be limited to these items and may include additional information related to the RMOMS Focus Areas.

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA)

Application Dates: June 4, 2021

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.

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