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New Rural Health Funding & Opportunities from the Past 30 Days

Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program
Offers matching funds for loan repayment for primary care providers who serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Water and Wastewater Loans
Flexible loan products, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with an emphasis on Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Communities Unlimited, Inc., Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network
A series of 6-week educational and networking initiatives focused on improving maternal outcomes. Participants will enroll in 6-week improvement sprints focused on a specific clinical topic related to maternal health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
PCORI Ambassador Program
A national volunteer network designed to engage healthcare stakeholders in strengthening the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community and increasing the dissemination of PCORI-funded​ research. PCORI supports research to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available while considering potential for differences in treatment effectiveness among subpopulations, such as rural residents.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Iowa J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Iowa, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
Sponsors: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
HRSA Look-Alike Initial Designation Technical Assistance
Resources to assist organizations in the application for Look-Alike Initial Designation under the Health Center Program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2020
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy
Online educational opportunity to learn about tools and resources that can assist in recruiting qualified providers to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2020
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 12, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors
Fellowships for master's and doctoral degree-level mental health counseling students from minority backgrounds. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, and military groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation