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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.

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research projects designed to improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arkansas' Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant (CAH/FLEX) Program
Training and technical assistance to build capacity, support innovation, and promote sustainable improvement in the rural healthcare system, specifically Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2024
Sponsors: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Alaska Rural Health Care Fund
Grants that help to provide access to quality healthcare in rural Alaska communities as demonstrated by evidenced-based research.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of healthcare, healthy and safe neighborhoods, education and employment, and health policy. Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation
California Health Care Foundation Unsolicited Proposals
Accepts unsolicited funding requests from organizations working to improve access to coverage and care for low-income populations, ensure high value care, and inform decision makers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Health Care Foundation
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado Responsive Community Relief Funding
Grants for organizations in Colorado that deliver support services and connect people to their healthcare options, especially those most significantly stressed by the effects COVID-19. The funding strategy for this program extends beyond oral health equity to include current greater health concerns. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Colorado
Delta Dental of Iowa Grant Funding Programs
Funding for oral health, integration of oral and overall health, and overall health through an equity lens, with the goal of strengthening and transforming the health and oral health of all Iowans.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Iowa