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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Child care

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Head Start and/or Early Head Start (EHS) - The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Funding to provide high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five early learning services for eligible low-income children and families residing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Geographic coverage: Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Replacement Opportunity
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide mentorship for children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Rural communities are a priority. The current funding cycle is for replacement programs in specific geographic areas.
Geographic coverage: Specific geographic service areas in California, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and South Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide supportive services for very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Supportive services grants will be equitably distributed across geographic regions, including rural communities and tribal lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
California Drinking Water for Schools Program
Grants and technical assistance for projects that improve drinking water quality and access on public school campuses and school-sponsored childcare facilities in small and disadvantaged communities in California with a current water quality or access impairment.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2022
Sponsor: California Water Boards
Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund
Grants for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in Adirondack communities in the areas of food access, child care, low wage workers, elderly individuals, disparities, and reopening to the public.
Geographic coverage: The Adirondack region of northern New York.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Adirondack Foundation
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Federal Surplus Property Available for Public Use
Property that is no longer needed by the federal government that has been made available for public use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. General Services Administration
National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Direct USDA loans and/or grants to purchase, construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development