Grants for Virtual Care Programs

There are three main ways for healthcare organizations to finance a Virtual Care Programs for their staff and patients. They are:  1) earmarking the annual budget to finance such a program ahead of time2) Carving out a certain percentage of profits from monthly reimbursements 3) Use external grants to acquire the funds in order to finance such a program 

This resource is written to address the third option. It will contain all grants available in the market, either from government or private charities, to fund your Virtual Care Program. It will be updated as new information become available. Once should bookmark this page, as a one stop resource to stay up to date with all grants available to finance virtual care programs. It will cover the three markets of USA, Canada and UK, our three biggest markets. 

Country Award TitleIssuerAmountUseDeadlineSource
USAFRS Grant ProgramFoundation for Rural ServiceCeiling of $5000A telehealth program that concentrates on follow-up assessments for patients following an illness or new medical diagnosisSeptember 30th, 2020https://www.frs.org/programs/grant-program/community-grant
USADigital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19National Institutes of HealthCeiling of $750,000Focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments. Particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.March 2nd, 2021https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html
CanadaFundingCanada Health InfowayTotal $3.3 million availableSupport the use of specialized platforms for virtual health visits, enabling patients to connect with their care team from anywhere using any available internet connection. Not disclosedhttps://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/5266-solutions/rapid-response-to-covid-19/8670-3-3-million-in-funding-will-support-virtual-health-care-across-british-columbia-during-covid-19-and-beyond
CanadaMulti-Sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic DiseasePublic Health Agency of CanadaA minimum of $200,000 up to a maximum of $5 million. Requires 1:1 matched funding.Multi-sectoral partnerships,must be able to demonstrate measurable results, be founded in evidence and have the potential to be expanded and/or scaled-up into other parts of Canada, or to address other chronic diseases or risk factors.Open. Currently accepting letters of intent.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/funding-opportunities/multi-sectoral-partnerships-promote-healthy-living-prevent-chronic-disease.html
UKBiomedical Catalyst 2020Innovate UKBetween £250,000 and £4 million.To develop a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.7th October, 2020https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/623/overview
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