IHA COVID-19 Telehealth Update #2: FCC Releases $200 Million for Grants

April 6, 2020

MEMORANDUM

On April 2, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order establishing the $200 million Emergency Telehealth Program to promote access to connected care services and devices, as established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Up to $1 million per applicant may be available.
 
The FCC stated in its order that it will establish a streamlined, rolling application process and begin accepting applications immediately following the Office of Management and Budget approval of the order and publication in the Federal Register.  Applications will be accepted until the $200 million is exhausted or the pandemic has ended.  Support will be based on the estimated costs of the services and connected devices eligible providers intend to purchase.
 
More information on the grant description, eligibility of non-profit and public healthcare providers, and application requirements can be found in IHA’s Federal Funding Opportunities Resource Document.  IHA’s resource document will continue to be updated as information is announced.  FCC documents related to the order, including the press release and official statements, can be found here.

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