Gardner Applauds $343,222 in Grants to Support Telehealth Providers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Colorado providers will receive $343,222 in expedited federal funding for telehealth workforce training programs. According to HHS, these grants will support telehealth training for medical professionals to help them “maximize telehealth for COVID-19 referrals for screening and testing, case management, outpatient care, and other essential care during the crisis.”

“Telehealth is critical to helping Americans access medical care while preventing unnecessary trips out of the home during this pandemic,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased that Colorado will receive this important funding to support telehealth capability, and I’ll continue working with the medical professionals and leaders at every level to support Colorado’s capacity to respond to COVID-19.”

This funding for telehealth services comes in addition to the more than $850,000 provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 30 and is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. 

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

The following programs in Colorado will receive funding:

  • Registered Nurses in Primary Care Training Program
    • Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. – Alamosa – $78,571
    • The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless – Denver – $78,571
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program COVID-19 Telehealth Awards
    • Metro Community Provider Network, Inc. – Englewood – $90,625
  • Area Health Education Centers Program COVID-19 Telehealth Awards
    • University of Colorado HSC – Aurora – $95,455


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.