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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 eConnectivity Broadband Loan and Grant Pilot Program (ReConnect)
Loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to expand broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2020
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural 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: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
National Tribal Broadband Grant
Grants for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for high-speed internet deployment or expansion in Tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure. Funds may be used for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, broadband, and business development including entrepreneurship and workforce training.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Telligen Community Initiative Grants
Grants for programs and nonprofit organizations that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering healthcare innovation in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2020
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
2.5 GHz Band Rural Tribal Window
Opportunity for federally recognized tribes in eligible rural areas to apply for a portion of the 2.5 GHz band, which is suitable for mobile and broadband coverage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Minnesota Community Broadband Resources Program
Technical assistance and ad hoc consulting support for communities in Minnesota that are exploring high speed internet services.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blandin Foundation
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