Funding Opportunity: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program

Applications due April 10, 2020

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as RUS or the Agency, announces its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Approximately $71.7 million is available for funding opportunities under this FOA. This amount includes $47 million in funds appropriated for FY2020 as well as funds totaling $24.7 million which were not awarded during FY2019 and have been carried forward to the current year. Additional details regarding restrictions on the use of certain of these funds appear below.

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants in rural areas of 20,000 people or less who provide education or health care services through telecommunications facilities are eligible to apply. Applications will be scored, reviewed and selected on a competitive basis.

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Funding Opportunity: Telehealth Network Grant Program

Applications due April 13, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a new opportunity to apply for federal funding 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.  The program will invest approximately $8.7 million over four years to support up to 29 applicant organizations.

Applicant TA Webinar:

February 24, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central Time

Call-in number: 888.843.6163 Participant code: 6066171


Eligible Applicants:

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.

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11th Annual Behavioral Health Summit: A New Decade of Behavioral Health Awareness

April 23-24, 2020 – Lake Ozark, MO

Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

Join health care professionals and executives from around the state and the nation for the 11th annual convening for behavioral health. To recognize a decade of focus on and support of behavioral health initiatives, this year’s summit will bring together a lineup of national and local practitioners and experts who are leading a change revolution.

This conference provides a great opportunity to:

  • network with other health professionals from Missouri and neighboring states
  • explore the latest innovations in engaging employees, managing agitated patients and assessing staff safety risks
  • engage in conversations that help evaluate practices and explore new opportunities to ensure we make a difference in the lives of our patients, our staff, our specialty and our community

Register on or before Wednesday, April 8, 2020

2020 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Conference

May 19-22, 2020 – San Diego, California

NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

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