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Essentia Health awarded grant to expand Telehealth Network Pineandlakes Echo Journal Essentia Health received a $213,564 grant to expand access to telemedicine services in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Develop NY's First Telehealth Program for Children With Medical Complexity Market Wired The grant -- funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and awarded by the New York State Department of Health -- enables St. Mary's Home Care to deploy an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) program, with the three-fold goal of reducing avoidable hospitalizations, increasing medication adherence, and increasing overall patient/family satisfaction.

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New Funding Oppportunities

USDA Issues Grant Notice Federal Telemedicine News USDA’s Community Connect Grant Program serves rural communities where broadband service is least likely to be available but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life. On January 7, 2015, USDA posted a grants notice seeking applications from rural communities.

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants.
Purpose: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants awards funding to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Areas of interest include:Health and Human Services, Education, Economic Development and Community Development.

New Mexico Primary Care Capital Fund.
Purpose: The Primary Care Capital Fund makes loans to non-profit primary care clinics in rural and medically underserved areas, including school-based health centers and telehealth sites.

  1. RUS DLT 2015 – Not yet released (expected soon, last year released in May)
    Total Project Budget: For FY 2015, the President’s Budget proposes a total of $7.3 billion for rural infrastructure projects
    Award Ceiling: Typically, provides up to $500,000 per application with a minimum 15% match requirement

  2. Smart and Connected Health (NSF)
    Purpose: Accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease
    Due Date: October 14th
    Total Project Budget: $20,000,000
    Award Ceiling: 2,000,000

    Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR)
    Purpose: Encourage Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Must have formal collaboration with a healthcare provider.
    Total Program Funding = $2,000,000

    Ongoing Funding Opportunities (Applications Accepted Year Round)

    The Hearst Foundations
    (Health) - The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
    Funding Limitations Evaluation Process How to Apply

    California Wellness Foundation
    The California Wellness Foundation's Responsive Grantmaking Program seeks to balance a Foundation-directed approach with responses to unsolicited letters of interest. This approach allows flexibility to respond to changing circumstances within the nonprofit sector.
    How to Apply