On March 3, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it will be funding 14 grants (CDFA Number: 93.211) for $250,000 each to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural and underserved communities.
Nonprofits having a 501 (C)(3) status are eligible to apply, and the closing date to receive the grant application is April 13, 2012. Those interested can apply via Grants.gov.
Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program
HRSA also announced that it will be funding 5 awards for total funding of $1,625,000 for nonprofits having a 501 (C)(3) status that implement a Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program. The closing date is April 20, 2012.
The purpose of the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (TRCGP) is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC). The TRCGP expects to create centers of excellence that expedite and customize the provision of telehealth technical assistance across the country, while at the same time working together to make available a wide range of expertise that might not be available in any one region.
The TRCs provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations.
The program seeks entities with proven successful records in providing technical assistance in the development of sustainable telehealth programs.