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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program
Grants to increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified as sexual assault nurse examiners, with a preference for projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments. The program goal is to train providers to conduct sexual assault forensic examinations, which provide for better physical and mental healthcare for survivors, better evidence collection, and higher prosecution rates.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning
Planning grants designed to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector consortia to address prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder in rural counties identified to be at the highest risk. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments
Grants for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs, with a specific emphasis on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA)
Funding for a single entity to provide technical assistance to HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program grantees as they work to build capacity and implement programs that support the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
Funding to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental healthcare telehealth access programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Health Service Corps Site Application
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NHSC Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Expansion Site Opt-in
Opt-in period for NHSC sites to be eligible to offer loan repayment for substance use disorder treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and opioid treatment providers in the future.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Coordinating Center to Support NIDA Rural Opioid HIV and Comorbidity Initiative (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for a single interdisciplinary Coordinating Center to formalize and centralize support of the rural opioid initiative.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian Health Service programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of March 1, 2019)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services