Funding sources change from time to time based on the priorities of Federal, State, and Local Government and Private Foundations. Use the following information as a guide and refer to each of the websites listed below to find the most recent information regarding any up-to-date funding requirements and qualifications.
CMS Innovation Center
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the CMS Innovation Center) identifies, develops, supports, and evaluates innovative models of payment and care service delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries using an open, transparent, and competitive process for funding.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Grant Opportunities
This website provides access to CMS Research & Demonstration grants; for example, the Hispanic Health Services Research grant program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services allows access to the 26 federal grant making agencies.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HHRSA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HHRSA) works to increase and improve the use of telehealth to meet the needs of under-served people by collaborating with other Federal agencies, states and private sector groups to create telehealth projects; administering telehealth grant programs; providing technical assistance; evaluating the use of telehealth technologies and programs; developing telehealth policy initiatives to improve access to quality health services and promoting knowledge exchange about “best telehealth practices.”
Grants Office Directory Portal
Grants Office Directory Portal, information on grants for a wide range of healthcare-related issues.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), has funded projects which were intended to serve as models for evaluating the impact of telemedicine on cost, quality, and access to healthcare; assessing various approaches to ensuring the confidentiality of health data transmitted via electronic networks; and testing emerging health data standards.
Veterans Administration (VA)
The Veterans Administration (VA) operates one of the largest hospital systems in the country to support the health needs of the veteran and has embraced the use of telehealth products and services.
Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services
The Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services Telecommunications program has supported many rural telehealth development projects through grant and guaranteed loans to worthy projects
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for managing the nation’s response to emergencies and maintaining border security. As such, it supports development of comprehensive medical response plans. Telehealth has a significant role to play in this activity.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the principal funding source for grants and contracts pertaining to development of medical technology and basic medical science in the United States and is the main portal for accessing NIH grant and contract funding opportunities.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) works to increase and improve the use of telehealth to meet the needs of under-served people, including those living in rural and remote areas, those who are low-income and uninsured or enrolled in Medicaid. HRSA awards preference points in some grant competitions to applications that incorporate telehealth features.