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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.

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: May 28, 2019
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
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, 2019
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
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, 2019
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund
Grants to rural-serving nonprofit organizations in Maryland 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): May 31, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
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: May 31, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity based on the urban-rural price difference in an area.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
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 31, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
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 12, 2019
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
BUILD Discretionary Grants
Grants for capital investments in unmet surface transportation infrastructure needs with an emphasis on rural areas and tribal lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program
Grants to support a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural communities across America. Focus areas include business development, community development, education, and telecommunications.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2019
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service