Grants Available

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program

Deadline: Applications are due August 23, 2017.

Award: Up to $250,000 per year for three years for three awards.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include rural or urban public and private nonprofit entities that provide services through a telehealth network. Each entity participating in the applicant’s network may be a nonprofit or for-profit entity. Faith-based, community-based, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Services must be provided to rural areas, although the applicant can be located in an urban area.

Current and former OAT Telehealth Network Grant recipients are eligible to apply for funds through this notice but must propose a project that differs in sites/services/concept from the previously funded project.

Summary: The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) networks are used to:

a)     expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services;

b)     improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or

c)     expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making.

In particular, HRSA encourages applications from telehealth networks that provide services through small rural hospitals that serve patients in counties with high rates of poverty and unemployment.

Important: Applicants should have a successful track record in implementing telehealth technology and have a network of partners in place and committed to the project as of the date of application. Applicants failing to submit verifiable information with respect to the commitment of network partners, including specific roles, responsibilities, and clinical services to be provided, will not be funded. TNGP funds are intended to fund network expansion and/or to increase the breadth of services of successful telehealth networks.

More details are available online here.