On July 24, 2017, HRSA www.hrsa.gov posted a notice seeking grants for a Funding Opportunity titled “Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program” (SAT-TNGP). Estimated total funding for $750,000 is available to fund three awards.
The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to healthcare services, particularly for substance abuse treatment services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.
About 14 percent of adults with illicit drug dependence report that they have received substance abuse treatment in the past year. The purpose for the SAT-TNGP is to support telesubstance abuse treatment plus other behavioral healthcare services. The secondary focus needs to address a broader range of co-morbid healthcare needs and ensure that telehealth is being invested wisely.
Research also indicates that people with addiction often have unaddressed or inadequately addressed chronic medical conditions such as CHF, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory disease, and/or diabetes. HRSA is interested in applications that will make broad use of technology to provide telehealth services at each site in order to meet other local service needs.
Applicants should have a successful track record in implementing telehealth and have a network of partners in place .Nonprofits and for profit entities may apply along with faith-based, community-based, tribes, and tribal organizations. Services must be provided to rural areas although the applicant can be located in an urban area.
Go to https://www.grants.gov/custom/printSynopsisDetails.jsp for more information. Applications must be submitted by August 23, 2017.