Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

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.

National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program
Funding for a single entity to identify, educate, engage, and collaborate with rural stakeholders on national rural health and policy issues and promising practices in an effort to improve the health of people living in rural communities nationwide.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2023
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations in the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation service area, with a focus on community enhancement, safety/wellness, environment, arts/culture, and education.
Geographic coverage: Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California.
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
Tax incentives for investments in business and economic development projects in distressed rural and urban counties, including capital investments in healthcare facilities. Investors give to Community Development Entities who then offer low-interest financing to businesses; in return for their investment, investors receive a tax credit against their federal income tax.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 19, 2023
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
Loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the unique needs of local communities in the service areas of Walmart and Sam's Club stores.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Funding priorities include serving historically underrepresented communities, environmental health, services for veterans, and financial planning and literacy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Small Grants for Rural Development Research and/or Extension Projects in the North Central Region
Seed grants designed for enhancing the ability of land grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas in the north central region. One of the program priorities is promoting community health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: The 12 states in the north central region.
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Native American Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program (NACA)
Funding to increase access to credit, capital, and financial services in Native Communities through the creation and expansion of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) primarily serving Native Communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Supporting Community Agriculture and Local Education Systems (Project SCALES)
Funding to foster innovation among school food authorities (SFAs) across the United States, with an overall goal of supporting local innovations and collaborations that ensure a resilient, just, equitable, and nutritious school food system. The first round of grants will focus on rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2024
Sponsors: Center for School and Community Partnerships at Boise State University, LunchAssist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
YouthBuild Grants
Grants to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The YouthBuild program model contains wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, transportation support, and employment. Applications from rural, urban, and Native American organizations are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor