Application for Federal Grant Support
"North Dakota Telepharmacy Project"
Charles D. Peterson, Principal Investigator/Project Director
Dear Prospective Telepharmacy Project Partner:
The NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences has received a federal grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a project entitled, "The North Dakota Telepharmacy Project." This grant is designed to provide financial assistance to restore, retain, or establish pharmacy services in medically underserved remote rural communities in North Dakota.
We are currently seeking project partners to join our efforts in restoring, retaining, and establishing pharmacy services to rural communities in North Dakota. In order for you to be considered for receiving federal support for implementing telepharmacy services in North Dakota, we must receive the enclosed completed application from you which supplies information to us regarding the central pharmacy hub site and a remote rural community (telepharmacy) spoke site. The central pharmacy site is an existing pharmacy licensed in North Dakota which is willing and capable of delivering telepharmacy services to a remote rural community as defined in the Telepharmacy Rules (Chapter 61-02-08) established by the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy. The remote site is a rural community in North Dakota which has been determined by the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy to be an eligible telepharmacy site which is a remote rural community of the state which has either lost their pharmacy services, is currently considered to be at risk of losing their pharmacy services, or has not previously had pharmacy services but is interested in receiving services.
To be considered as a potential project partner for the purposes of establishing a future telepharmacy site in North Dakota and obtaining access to federal funds through this OAT grant, eligible applicants representing both the central pharmacy site and remote rural telepharmacy site must complete the following application form and return it at their earliest possible convenience to Charles D. Peterson, Office of the Dean, NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, 123 Sudro Hall, Fargo, ND 58105. The application may be completed on-line and submitted electronically. An application does not guarantee funding support but constitutes an interest on the applicants part to be considered as a project partner for the federal grant.
Please contact Howard Anderson, Executive Director of the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy at (701) 328-9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Ann Rathke at (701) 231-5863 or Ann.Rathke@ndsu.edu, or myself if you have any questions.
Charles D. Peterson, Pharm.D.
Dean and Professor
NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
(701) 231-7609 or email at email@example.com