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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.

Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse Services in Hawaii Inactive
Grants for projects designed to to decrease substance abuse prevalence rates among Native Hawaiians. Projects should provide culturally relevant, community-based prevention and treatment services that decrease the incidence of substance abuse to improve physical health and overall well-being and increase education and awareness for individuals and families to proactively prevent substance abuse by improving lifestyle choices and engaging in alternative health and wellness activities.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms Inactive
A prize competition to support innovative solutions to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive
Grants for high-risk communities with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates of other adverse perinatal outcomes with the goal of reduce disparities in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of disparity populations. Funding is set aside for rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Challenge Competition: Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Inactive
A prize competition to support innovative technological solutions to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women themselves as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care. A priority is solutions that would especially benefit women who live in rural and medically underserved areas who have limited access to on-site prenatal care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) Inactive
Funding to develop partnerships between innovative small business concerns and nonprofit research institutions resulting in improving minority health and the reduction of health disparities by commercializing innovative technologies. Rural populations are included in the listed health disparities priority populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Inactive
Grants for projects designed to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive Inactive
Funding for a single entity to identify and support 3 demonstration sites through intensive technical assistance and training, as well as provide universal technical assistance to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Programs. A significant focus of the program is on improving early identification of and intervention for families, with children ages birth to 3, who have experienced or are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, maternal depression, other mental health issues, substance use disorders including opioid use, as well as other factors that lead to poor health and social outcomes for rural families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral healthcare for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program Inactive
Funding to support and disseminate research on trends in health workforce. In this cycle, two centers will be funded, one focused on health equity in health workforce education and training, and the other on behavioral health workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services