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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: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization in Coal-Affected Appalachia (POWER)
Funding for workforce and economic revitalization activities in communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. Priorities include strengthening the healthcare sector, educational attainment, substance abuse response, and broadband.
Geographic coverage: Available in all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
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: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families. The 2021 cycle includes an option to focus on social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Grants for Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA)
Federal funding for highway and freight projects of national or regional significance, including infrastructure projects in rural areas, expanded access to broadband, and projects that affect public health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
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 1, 2021
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 1, 2021
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Iowa Rural Innovation Grant
Grants to support innovative projects that address current issues and challenges faced by rural communities in Iowa. Focus areas include leadership, housing and other development solutions, and broadband.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: Iowa Department of Public Health
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Matching grants for feasibility studies of geographically based broadband networks in rural areas of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Sponsor: Blandin Foundation
Colorado Broadband Fund
Grants to deploy broadband service in unserved areas of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies