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Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.516
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Apr 29, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:

Brent Elrod

Sydney Turner

For grants management or budget questions:


The Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grants Program provides funding to community-based outreach education and extension programs that provide individuals and families living in rural areas with:

  • Information as to the value of good health at any age
  • Information to increase individual or family motivation to take more responsibility for their own health, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Information about and access to health promotion activities
  • Information to support the utilization of telehealth, telemedicine, and distance learning strategies for opioid education and training in minority rural communities
  • Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and healthcare services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners

Applications may be submitted by 1862 and 1890 land grant colleges and universities, including Central State University, Tuskegee University, and West Virginia State University.

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

Award ceiling: $350,000
Expected number of awards: 10-11
Project period: 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Families · Health literacy · Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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