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How to Use RHIhub's Funding Resources and Services

The Rural Health Information Hub can help you:

Find funding and opportunities to support rural health

  • Browse the Online Library: Funding & Opportunities
    RHIhub identifies and summarizes funding and opportunities for rural communities, including federal, state, and foundation opportunities. Each funding summary includes an overview with links and contacts to help you decide if the opportunity could be a good fit for your project.

    To make the most of this resource, see:
  • Read funding announcements
    The News by Topic: Funding page lists the latest Funding News from the Federal Register and other sources. Announcements are added daily Monday-Friday, so check back often.
  • Get real-time notifications
    Subscribe to RHIhub RSS feeds for funding announcements, with options to get all announcements or announcements by funding type or topic.
  • Get e-mail updates
    Sign up for the RHIhub This Week to receive weekly email notices that include new funding opportunities.
  • Request a custom search of federal, state, and foundation funding opportunities by contacting the Rural Health Information Hub at 1-800-270-1898 or Please include the following information:
    • Your name and organization
    • The type of project you are interested in funding
    • The zip code for the location of your project

Determine if your location meets the rural eligibility requirement for certain funding programs

The Am I Rural? tool can be used to help determine whether a specific location is considered rural based on various definitions of rural, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for certain federal programs. The grant programs covered include:

  • Office of Rural Health Policy Grant Programs
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rural Health Clinics status

If you are interested in applying for one of these programs, you can check whether your location is eligible by entering the address in Am I Rural?

Most programs have additional requirements you will also need to meet to be eligible. Your "Am I Rural?" report is not a guarantee of your eligibility status. Please check with the program contacts directly to verify your eligibility for specific federal programs.

Find statistics, research, and maps to support your grant applications

The Rural Health Information Hub has Topic Guides on a variety of topics that can be used to support grant writing. In particular, the guide Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health includes many useful links.

Maps can be an effective way to illustrate the needs facing your community. The RHIhub Maps section provides national maps addressing a variety of health topics.

Rural Health Information Hub staff can help you find specific statistics and research to support your proposal. To request a custom search, contact the Rural Health Information Hub at 1-800-270-1898 or

Learn more about rural health funding

Detailed topic guides on different aspects of funding are available on the RHIhub site: