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Telehealth Network Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Tribal Governments
and Organizations to Improve Rural Health Care

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Conf. Date:

02/24/20

Deadline Date:

06/15/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and tribal governments and organizations to improve rural healthcare services. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to a month to complete. Funding is intended to provide resources to enable Emergency Department (ED) consultation services via telehealth to rural providers without emergency care specialists.

The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth 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. 

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The funding opportunity is aimed towards promoting rural Tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services (Tele-EMS). This will be achieved by enhancing telehealth networks to deliver 24-hour Emergency Department (ED) consultation services via telehealth to rural providers without emergency care specialists. 

In addition, TNGP recipients will support a range of Tele-emergency service programs that will allow for the analysis of a significant volume of patient encounters. The goal is for each TNGP recipient, under this NOFO, to analyze the provision of Tele-emergency services under common metrics and protocols that will allow for a multi-site analysis of the effectiveness of those services. Each of the recipients will participate in a broadscale analysis and evaluation of the program coordinated by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) as well as individual award recipient analysis and evaluation. 

Information about the Composition of the Telehealth Network can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, page 9. See Supporting Documents below.

Allowable Costs can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, page 21. See Supporting Documents below.

Funding preferences can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, page 38. See Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168872

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$8,700,000

Number of Grants:

Up to 29.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $300,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024 (4 years)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include public and private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community organizations, as well as federally-recognized Indian tribal governments and organizations.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance:
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will hold a technical assistance webinar on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to assist applicants in preparing their applications. The technical assistance webinar is open to the general public.

The purpose of the webinar is to review the NOFO, and to provide clarifying information that may be necessary. There will be a Q & A session at the end of the call to answer any questions. FORHP strongly recommends that potential applicants thoroughly read this NOFO prior to the webinar and have the NOFO available during the webinar. While participation on the webinar is not required, it is highly recommended that anyone who is interested in applying for this program plan to attend the webinar. FORHP has found that it is most useful to the applicants when the NOFO is easily accessible during the webinar and questions are written down ahead of time for easy reference.

HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance:

Webinar
- Day and Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
- Time: 2-3:30 p.m. ET
- Call-In Number: 1-888-843-6163
- Participant Code: 6066171
- Playback Number: 1-800-873-1933
- Passcode: 3192
- Weblink: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/telehealth_network_grant/

Pre-Application Information:

The due date for applications under this NOFO is June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

Estimated Award Date: 09/01/2020

You must obtain a valid DUNS number, also known as the Unique Entity Identifier, for your organization/agency and provide that number in the application. You must also register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and continue to maintain active SAM registration with current information at all times during which you have an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by an agency (unless the applicant is an individual or federal agency that is exempted from those requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)).

The Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate systems:
- Dun and Bradstreet
- System for Award Management (SAM)
- Grants.gov

Cost sharing/matching is not required for this program.

Verify rural eligibility at:
https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/rural-health?tab=Address

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315882

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
India Smith
Grants Management Specialist
Telephone: (301) 443-2096
Email: ismith@hrsa.gov

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Carlos Mena
Public Health Analyst, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
Telephone: (301) 443-3198
Email: cmena@hrsa.gov
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17W49B
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-3198

CFDA Number:

93.211

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-20-036

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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