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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.

Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP)
Funding to expand and enhance graduate medical education training sites in rural Wisconsin, thus providing access to quality healthcare in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2022
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of 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: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 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. Health disparity populations include, but are not limited to, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and underserved rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 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
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) Hearing Healthcare for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability
Notice of Special Interest for research to improve access and affordability of hearing healthcare (HHC) in adults, which includes research addressing rural health issues potentially affecting HHC utilization and the unique HHC needs of rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01)
Funding for innovative research that will inform and support the delivery of high-quality, continuously improving mental health services to benefit individuals with, or at risk for developing, a mental illness. Research on innovative service delivery models that seek to reduce disparities in service access, quality, and outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals limited by language or cultural barriers, sexual and gender minorities, individuals living in rural areas, socioeconomically disadvantaged persons, and other underserved groups is encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
American Rescue Plan Provider Relief Fund New Distributions
Relief funds for hospitals and other healthcare providers to support expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19. The application portal will open on September 29, 2021. $17 billion is available for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic. An additional $8.5 billion in relief funds is available for providers who serve rural patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of healthcare equity and access, community well-being, economic security, and community leadership for change. 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