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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

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

Maine Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants
Funding for organizations in Maine working to improve or innovate services to be more responsive to the health needs of their communities in the areas of rural health, aging/older adults, behavioral health/substance use disorder, and maternal and child health.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Sponsor: Maine Health Access Foundation
Empowering Communities to Address Behavioral Health and Chronic Pain through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Funding to help communities develop or expand capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and support programs for older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved geographic areas and/or populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
Funding to help communities reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs. An emphasis is on projects that will target specific populations, such as rural communities, underserved areas, veterans, caregivers, and/or tribal elders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Replacement Opportunity
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week, providing companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assisting with transportation and light chores, helping to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and giving support to informal caregivers. Rural communities are a priority. The current funding cycle is for replacement programs in specific geographic areas.
Geographic coverage: Specific geographic service areas in Alaska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
California Responsive Grantmaking Program
Grants to address emerging and unmet needs of California's aging population and those who serve them. Priority areas include programs that help older adults age in place, address depression in later life, support family caregivers, and expand the workforce that serves the aging population.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
Daniels Fund Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Wyoming working in the areas of aging, drug and alcohol addiction, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the Weinberg Foundation service area that are working in the areas of health, housing, jobs, and education.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities surrounding Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation