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New Jersey Rural Health Community Initiative Grant

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New Jersey Department of Health
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2021
Application: Jun 14, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Dr. Omolola Taiwo

For grants management or budget questions:
Susan Barcarola


The New Jersey Rural Health Community Initiative Grant provides funding to decrease morbidity and mortality rates among vulnerable rural populations in New Jersey through outreach, prevention, and education-based initiatives. Priority areas include chronic disease prevention and management, maternal and child health, cancer incidence and mortality, and behavioral health risk factors such as tobacco use and unhealthy eating habits.

Program objectives include:

  • Increase access to preventive care services and resources
  • Create and expand evidence-based initiatives that provide education and outreach on disease prevention and management and community care coordination
  • Cultivate sustainable partnerships with rural stakeholders to implement and evaluate public health interventions

A detailed list of project scope, interventions, and deliverables is available in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Applicants should have experience and the ability to implement community-based programs for increasing awareness, education, outreach, and community care coordination in the areas of primary care, oral health, and/or maternal and child health with a focus on health disparities in the rural regions of New Jersey.

Geographic coverage
Rural regions of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Ocean, Salem, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $20,000
Project period: 11 months
Estimated number of awards: 3

Application process

A link to the application instructions (RFA) is available in the Community Health Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health section of the program website.

Applicants are required to email a letter of intent to by May 21, 2021.

Full applications must be submitted through the online grant portal SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically) by June 14, 2021. Contact Cynthia Satchell-Gore ( as soon as possible to request access to SAGE.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Care coordination · Diabetes · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Obesity and weight control · Oral health · Poverty · Primary care · Racial and ethnic groups · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · New Jersey

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