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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 Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
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, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
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
North Carolina Open Grants Program
Grants for projects that strengthen North Carolina’s long-term economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities in the areas of agriculture, economic development, workforce preparedness, healthcare, education, and community vitality.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Golden LEAF Foundation
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Loans and loan guarantees for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge Inactive
Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural 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 and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I Inactive
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michigan Community Grant Award Inactive
Grants for organizations engaged in rural community development work in Michigan, with priorities including broadband, health, housing, and transportation.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council
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: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program Inactive
Grants for rural communities in the areas of business development, community development, education, and telecommunications, with a priority for broadband enabled, technology focused projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service