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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
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jun 10, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:

Ahlishia Shipley, Ph.D.

Aida Balsano, Ph.D.

For grants management or budget questions:
Bruce Mertz


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 families' motivation to take more responsibility for their own health
  • Information about and access to health promotion activities
  • 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

Projects must focus on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse.


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
Award floor: $250,000
Expected number of awards: 8-10
Project period: 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $2,900,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

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

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