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Rural Telementoring Training Center

Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, IHE, Agency, or Tribe
to Assist Technology-Based Healthcare Learning Programs

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Deadline Date:

06/16/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization, IHE, local or state government agency, tribe, or community-based organization to provide assistance to technology-based healthcare learning programs in rural communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program. The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence (COEs) to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models (such as Project ECHO, ECHO-like models, and other emerging models in the field). The RTTC will develop and share freely accessible tools and resources that are adaptable to culturally and regionally diverse populations to provide training nationwide to facilitate the dissemination of best practice specialty care to primary care providers and care teams in rural and underserved areas.

This cooperative agreement aligns with HRSA’s goals of fostering a health care workforce to address current and emerging needs, improving access to quality health services, achieving health equity, and enhancing population health. This RTTC’s focus is to train and support academic medical centers and other centers of excellence to provide technology-enabled telementoring that will ultimately better equip the health care workforce in rural communities to meet critical demands while improving access to health care.

The freely accessible tools and resources developed by the RTTC will enhance rural patients’ access to quality care using telehealth and innovative technology solutions. The RTTC will foster and support coordination of health services by encouraging the use of health care delivery models that utilize team-based approaches where each member practices at the full scope of their training.

The RTTC will also develop appropriate methodology to evaluate and identify outcomes associated with telementoring initiatives. The program’s objectives emphasize the following:

  • Identifying and expanding current and new telementoring learning programs
  • Developing freely accessible tools and resources to support telementoring learning program planning and implementation
  • Creating a standardized telementoring learning program data set and evaluation toolkit

HRSA expects the RTTC to provide technical assistance (TA) resources that are national in scope and that will meet the needs of rural communities and practitioners. The RTTC will assist health care organizations such as academic medical centers and other centers of excellence in the implementation of cost-effective telementoring programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189448

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023 (3 years)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include domestic public, private, and non-profit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, state and local governments, and hospitals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

HRSA has scheduled following technical assistance:

Webinar
Day and Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET
Call-In Number: 1-800-779-9076
Participant Code: 1269573
Weblink: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/rural_telementoring_training_center/
Playback Number: 1-866-400-9640
Passcode: 42920

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: June 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

Ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current immediately! HRSA will not approve deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

Currently, the Grants.gov registration process requires information in three separate
systems:

- Dun and Bradstreet (http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html)
- System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov)
- Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/)

HRSA will issue the Notice of Award (NOA) prior to the start date of September 1, 2020.

How to apply: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply-for-a-grant

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324245

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:

Olusola Dada
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-0195
Email: Odada@hrsa.gov

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:

Danielle Chestang
Public Health Analyst
Attn: Rural Telementoring Training Center
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W59-D
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-3890
Email: DChestang@hrsa.gov

CFDA Number:

93.155

Funding or Pin Number:

HRSA-20-108

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