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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Appalachia

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

Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center Technical Assistance Program
Technical assistance for nonprofit organizations in the Appalachian region designed to foster long-term growth and sustainability beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 Appalachian states.
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions Inactive
Grants for projects in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Grants will support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy. High demand industries include manufacturing, IT, healthcare, and energy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2021
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Jenco Awards Inactive
Monetary awards that recognize visionary leaders who contribute to the quality of life of individuals living in Appalachian Ohio.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Park and Recreation Mentorship Grants for Rural Youth Impacted by Opioids Inactive
Grants for local parks and recreation agencies to use evidence-based mentoring programs designed to address, prevent, and reduce opioid misuse among rural youth in Appalachia and New England.
Geographic coverage: Rural areas of Appalachia and New England
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: National Recreation and Park Association
Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative Inactive
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Community Fund General Fund Inactive
Grants to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress in the Central region of Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Appalachian Health Career Scholarships Inactive
Scholarships for Appalachian students pursuing careers in healthcare or a health-related field.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2021
Sponsor: Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio Inactive
Grants for public and nonprofit organizations in Appalachian Ohio for projects related to education, support for community leaders, regional networking opportunities, and the provision of basic human needs.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2021
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Appalachian Ohio African American Community Fund Inactive
Grants for Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in Appalachian Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: 32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio