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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Access

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

Broad Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Inactive
Funding for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research that can inform clinical decision-making for a range of conditions, populations, and treatments. Special areas of emphasis for the 2021 cycle include 1) increasing access to maternal care; 2) improving care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities growing into adulthood; and 3) improving outcomes and mitigating health effects of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 2, 2021
Application Deadline: May 4, 2021
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
State Offices of Rural Health Program (SORH) Inactive
Grants to assist states in strengthening rural healthcare delivery systems by maintaining a state office of rural health within each state.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program Inactive
Funding for doctoral and medical students at Michigan universities who research healthcare topics, including demonstration and evaluation projects and pilot programs that are aimed at improving healthcare within the state.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant Inactive
Grants to help small, rural hospitals in Minnesota create and/or implement a strategic plan that will preserve access to health services or respond to changing conditions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning and Implementation Grants Inactive
Funding to support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing innovative, community-based projects to increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs. Offers up to 7 rural-focused awards in 2021.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Grants Program Inactive
Grants to support pediatric residents in the planning of community-based child health initiatives that increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants Inactive
Funding for collaborative projects designed to address the healthcare needs of older adults through policy and advocacy, or through projects that improve systems and create best practices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
Sponsor: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Massachusetts Medical Society Physician-Led and Organization Grants Inactive
Supports organizations and physician-led volunteer initiatives in Massachusetts in the areas of quality healthcare services for the uninsured/underinsured, access to behavioral health, healthcare access, health promotion, and the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Massachusetts Medical Society
North Carolina Farmworker Health Program Inactive
Funding to increase access to primary and preventive healthcare services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2021
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support projects that will expand, enhance, and sustain the delivery of effective healthcare in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services