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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Broadband

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 Network Development Planning Grant Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Community Grant Award
Offers grants to organizations engaged in rural community development work in Michigan, with priorities including broadband, health, housing, and transportation.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2018
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council
Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Smart Rural Community Showcase Award
Honors rural communities that have achieved high levels of broadband activity and have used it to support innovative practices in industry sectors, such as healthcare, safety and security, and economic development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
North Carolina Economic Infrastructure Program
Grants to support infrastructure projects related to drinking water, wastewater, broadband, natural gas lines, railways, and roadways in rural areas of North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Commerce
Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grants Inactive
Grants to improve broadband communications services in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsor: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge Inactive
Provides funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, or other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grants Inactive
Awards grants for projects designed to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life through improved access to healthcare; education and job training; physical infrastructure, including water, sewer, and housing projects; business development; and leadership development.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Alabama
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2017
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program Inactive
This program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund Inactive
Provides grants to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that promote statewide and regional planning, economic and community development, and agricultural and forestry education. Priority funding areas include agriculture, energy, rural broadband, healthcare, youth engagement and workforce/economic development.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council