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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center Technical Assistance Program
Technical assistance for nonprofit organizations in the Appalachian region designed to lessen the immediate impact and future consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 Appalachian states.
Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: States within the Appalachian Region
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions Inactive
Grants for projects in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Grants will support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy. High demand industries include manufacturing, IT, healthcare, and energy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2020
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3) Inactive
Funds to support two-stage research projects that inform community response and promote comprehensive, integrated approaches to prevent HIV and hepatitis C virus infection, along with associated comorbidities, such as hepatitis B virus infection and sexually transmitted diseases among people who inject drugs in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 10, 2016
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2017
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services