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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Community and economic development

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

Local Foods, Local Places
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services within the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific areas in 21 states. See the "Where We Give" section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Kulia Grants
Pilot grants for projects that align with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' mission and strategic priorities. Health priorities include obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
Sponsor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
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
Alaska Community Development Block Grant Program
Grants for Alaskan communities to support community development, planning, and economic development, including the development of essential community facilities and services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2018
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the needs of local communities in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, health and human services, quality of life, education, community and economic development, diversity and inclusion, public safety, and environmental sustainability.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Texas Community Development Fund
Funding for non-entitlement communities in Texas for community development, economic development, rural health, and rural housing projects that support workforce development.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2019
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program
Funding to improve quality of life in rural Arkansas, including emergency services and the development and improvement of community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2019
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Rural Services
Affordable Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities
Short-term loans at below market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities developing affordable housing for low-income, rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Housing Assistance Council