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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.

Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Provides funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, or other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
Provides 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: Jan 15, 2018
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation
Maine Healthy People Healthy Places Integration of Environment and Human Well-being Grant Program
Grants to nonprofit organizations in Maine for projects that improve systems for meeting basic human needs or projects that integrate the environment and human well-being.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2018
Sponsor: Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
CHS Seeds for Stewardship Grants
Matching grants to cooperatives for programs to develop the next generation of agricultural leaders, improve agricultural safety, and enhance rural vitality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Sponsor: CHS Community Investment
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, 2018
Sponsor: Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program
Awards funding to improve quality of life in rural Arkansas, including related emergency services and construction, along with the development and improvement of community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2018
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Rural Services
Iowa Community Development Block Grant Program: Community Facilities and Services
Funds to assist communities with a variety of projects including childcare facilities, senior centers, vocational workshops, and other community services.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2018
Sponsor: Iowa Economic Development Authority
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
Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Atherton Family Foundation Grants
Offers grants for projects and programs in Hawaii in the areas of arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Atherton Family Foundation