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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 Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of integrated 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: Jan 28, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural eConnectivity Broadband Loan and Grant 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: Feb 22, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grants
Grants to improve broadband communications services in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2022
Sponsor: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Rural Health Care Program – 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 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural Health Care Telecommunications (Telecom) 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 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to improve lives, strengthen tribal communities, and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
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, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Affordable Connectivity Program
A benefit that helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. The Affordable Connectivity Program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
Dogwood Health Trust Impact Grants
Funding for projects in western North Carolina that address at least one of the priority areas of housing, education, economic opportunity, and health and wellness and that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Trust is also interested in broadband access to support education and healthcare, rural disparities, and racial equity.
Geographic coverage: 18 counties in western North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Dogwood Health Trust