Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.500
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 1, 2016

Program Contact:
Aida Balsano
National Program Leader - Division of Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: 202.720.4436


The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention. As stated in a March 28, 2016 USDA press release, activities within this program should be expanded to focus on the challenges of substance abuse in rural communities.

Programs should provide individuals and families with:

  • Information as to the value of good health at any age
  • Information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health
  • Information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health
  • Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities
  • Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners

Applications may be submitted by Land-grant colleges and universities that are eligible to receive funds under the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), and the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.), including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Applications may be submitted by any of the Tribal colleges and universities designated as 1994 Land-Grant Institutions under the Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994, as amended.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $1,400,000
Award ceiling: $350,000
Award floor: $250,000

Application process

Applications must be submitted through

Links to the full announcement and electronic application process are also available through the program website.

Tagged as
Environmental health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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