Secrets To Winning Telehealth Grant Funding Webinar

Tips on how you can access the billions set aside for telehealth & broadband  

The FCC, the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies have BILLIONS of dollars set aside for telehealth and broadband grants. This webinar shows you how your organizations can create winning bids.

Jean Polster, CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland and Geoff Millener, Senior Program and Operations Officer at The Enterprise Center in Chattanooga have both navigated teams through the complex bidding process. Join them as they reveal some of their secrets for successfully preparing their respective grants. Webinar attendees will learn:

  • How to gain an edge with proper early planning
  • Create a winning combo with broadband & telehealth
  • Get tips to hone and sell your goal
  • Make your proposal shine by crossing your t’s, dotting your i’s

Neighborhood Family Practice is a seven office FQHC in Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the first recipients of the telehealth grant funding available through the FCC's Emergency COVID-19 program. Through funnding received, its seven offices will be providing telemedicine, connected devices, and remote patient monitoring to patients and families impacted by COVID-19 in Cleveland’s West Side neighborhoods. Their home healthcare services target low-income patients with chronic conditions.

The Enterprise Center is a hub for innovation and digital equity in Chattanooga. It partnered with EPB, Chattanooga city's public network and Alleo Healthcare & Hospice, a hospice provider that supports palliative care and grief services, to deliver telehealth to across a three-state service area with a focus on bringing healthcare and connectivity to rural areas.


Our Presenters:


Jean Polster, RN, MS has more than thirty years of senior management experience in health and human services in both Ohio and California. She joined Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) in 2003 as President and CEO. Under her leadership, NFP opened five new health centers and expanded services. 

Jean earned bachelor of science in nursing from the UNC - Chapel Hill and a master of science in health policy and management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. 



Geoff Millener serves as senior program and operations officer for The Enterprise Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

He works with a dynamic team and community partners to leverage the city’s unique gigabit infrastructure to develop, test, deploy and scale solutions for the 21st century. He was named one of “50 People Who Made the Internet a Better Place” by Mozilla in 2017 and speaks and writes on technology’s role in alleviating systemic inequity, including a recent piece for the Brookings Institution. 


Craig Settles (moderator) was saved from a stroke by telehealth. He is now paying it forward by uniting community broadband teams and healthcare stakeholders through telehealth initiatives. He’s a community broadband analyst and consultant assisting communities with broadband and telehealth planning