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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Behavioral health

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

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Provides funding to community-based, outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention, including the prevention and reduction of opioid misuse and abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 24, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Innovate Recovery Competition
A competition focused on expanding addiction and substance abuse recovery services for the state of North Dakota, with an emphasis on recovery advocacy and services that support recovery.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
Sponsors: Dakota Medical Foundation, State of North Dakota
Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF)
Grants to promote economic prosperity in Maryland’s disadvantaged and underserved rural communities, with priority given to projects that address entrepreneurship, healthcare, infrastructure, and regional councils.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Letter of Intent (Required): May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2018
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies
Funds projects to increase and support opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter health professions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Funding for states, tribes, and local governments to plan, implement, or expand a criminal justice and mental health collaboration program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Helping Hands Grant Program
Grants to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on underserved populations; raises awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and builds an interest among medical students in psychiatry and working in underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Office for Victims of Crime American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program
Funding for technical assistance providers to offer resources and coordination to increase the ability of tribal communities to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, and victim-centered services designed to foster dignity and spiritual, mental, and physical health in crime victims, their families, and the community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
Offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arizona Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for specific healthcare professionals who agree to provide primary care services in a Health Professional Shortage Area or Medically Underserved Area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health Services
Nebraska Rural Health Student Loan Program
Offers forgivable loans to medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate-level mental health students who agree to practice in a state-designated shortage area of Nebraska upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health