Grant Funding

BRTA actively pursues grant funding to support its initiatives and the implementation of telehealth projects in the Bay Rivers region. Grant funding plays a crucial role in helping BRTA and its member organizations expand and enhance their telehealth services.

Current Grants

HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program grant

Established ESTC- SA and MH services in regional jail, behavioral health integrated in primary care with health department, and clinical services to college students

HRSA Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program grant

EMS-Mobile Integrated Health Training and Implementation

SAMSA-Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families

School-based Tele-behavioral health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Virginia Department of Health- CDC InnoVAte

Chronic Disease Management and Care Transitions using coaching and remote patient monitoring

RCORP- Implementation- Cohort II

Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck based- SA and MH services, evidenced-based curriculums and trainings


Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck based- SA and MH services, evidenced-based curriculums trainings, opened 3 new MAT access points

RCORP Psychostimulant

Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck based- SA and MH services

RCORP-Implementation- Cohort III

Eastern Shore based- SA and MH services, evidenced-based curriculums trainings, justice involved population

Previous Grants

  • HRSA Network Development Planning Grant (2005-2006)
  • HRSA Network Development Grant through RAHEC (2006-2009)
  • HRSA Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant (2009-2012, 2015-2018 and 2018-2021)
  • USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine (2011 and again in 2018)
  • Office for Advancement of Telehealth Network Grant Program: Geriatric Behavioral Telehealth in Long-term care and Community (2012-2016) and School Based Telehealth Initiative (2016-2020)
  • Virginia Health Care Workforce Development Authority: Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (2014-2019)
  • RCORP-Planning Grant covering Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore (2018-2019)
  • Virginia Department of Health: Veteran’s Behavioral Telehealth Project (2016-2019)

A Systematic Approach to Grant Funding

BRTA engages in a systematic approach to grant funding, which typically includes the following steps:

  1. Grant Identification: BRTA continuously seeks out grant opportunities from various sources, including government agencies, foundations, and healthcare organizations. They identify grants that align with their mission and the needs of their member organizations.
  2. Grant Application: BRTA assists member organizations in preparing grant applications. They provide guidance on grant requirements, help gather necessary documentation, and support the development of a strong proposal that highlights the potential impact of the telehealth project.
  3. Grant Management: Once a grant is awarded, BRTA takes on the responsibility of managing the grant funding. This involves establishing financial oversight and reporting mechanisms, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines, and monitoring the progress of funded projects.
  4. Resource Allocation: BRTA allocates the grant funding to support the approved telehealth projects of its member organizations. They work closely with members to determine budgetary needs, financial planning, and resource distribution to ensure effective utilization of grant funds.
  5. Performance Evaluation: BRTA conducts ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the telehealth projects funded by grants. They assess the effectiveness and impact of the projects, track key performance indicators, and provide feedback to member organizations to foster continuous improvement and ensure accountability.

By actively seeking grant funding and effectively managing the grants received, BRTA empowers its member organizations to implement telehealth initiatives, improve healthcare access, and enhance patient care in the Bay Rivers region.