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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.

Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs
Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past Economic Development Administration projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2022
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
Grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program
Funding for new AmeriCorps Seniors projects that engage adults age 55 and over to support communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Arkansas Giving Tree Grants
Supports a broad range of projects that address local needs in Arkansas, including organizations working in health and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsor: Arkansas Community Foundation
Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program
Grants to promote equity in access to Extension outreach and provide resources to address long-standing needs among federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Business Development Grants
Supports targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1,000,000 in gross revenues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Native American Library Services Basic Grants
Grants to improve core library services in Native American communities with a primary goal of increasing access to information in a variety of formats to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, financial literacy, and other types of literacy skills.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2022
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis
Funding for a single entity to quantify and describe the economic impacts of local healthcare sectors on rural economies to provide information to assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders in improving healthcare in rural areas. Topic areas may include sustainability of services and minimum population requirements as it relates to healthcare and the economic vitality of rural communities, including rural tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 10, 2022
Sponsor: Arkansas Division of Rural Services
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
Capital support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the areas of arts and culture; education; well-being of children, youth, and families; parks and recreation; and community development.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2022
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation