HRSA released updated information on the Telehealth Network Grant Program (HRSA-09-194) on January 8th. The primary objective of the TNGP is to show how telehealth programs and networks improve access to quality healthcare services in underserved rural and urban communities.
Funds will be awarded in two ways:
- Telehealth Network Grants will support telehealth networks to provide services in different settings to demonstrate how telehealth networks can be used to expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of healthcare services, and expand the training of healthcare providers
- Telehomecare Networks Grants will be used to demonstrate how telehealth networks can improve healthcare when providing clinical care and remote monitoring of patients in their homes using telehealth technologies. These homecare network awards are to focus on evaluating the cost effectiveness of telehomecare services and may include but are not limited to case management by physicians, hospitals, medical clinics, home health agencies, or other healthcare providers who supervise the care of patients in their home.
A grantee must be a nonprofit or public entity that is able to provide the services needed. Funding for both of the programs will go to fund non-profit or public organizations with a demonstrable successful track record in implementing telehealth technology and with a network of partners in place.
The funding for the program is $3,430,000 with 14 awards expected. The closing date for applications is March 6, 2009.
For more information, go to www.grants.gov, or contact Monica Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-443-0076.