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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism

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

HERO: Oregon Rural Volunteer EMS Training Grants
Grants to rural EMS agencies to cover in-house training costs or to send staff to training that cannot be offered locally.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
Honors healthcare delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Community Conversations Research Competition
Funding for institutions of higher education that work with and in local communities to use a participatory research approach to create a collaborative action plan to increase civic engagement and build relationships to tackle a community-identified issue.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Appalachian Community Fund General Fund
Grants to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress to the Central region of Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2018
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Episcopal Health Foundation Strategy Grants
Grants for projects in Texas that strengthen systems of health, build health-promoting communities, and invest in early childhood brain development.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
Sponsor: Episcopal Health Foundation
Health Information Outreach Award: Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Funding for projects in the Southeastern/Atlantic region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine
RWHC Rural Health Ambassador Award
The Rural Health Ambassador Award recognizes employees at member hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their respective organizations and made significant contributions to rural healthcare in general.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2018
Sponsor: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen tribal communities and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 2, 2018
Application Deadline: May 2, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
AmeriCorps Affiliate Program
Program that provides education awards for youth and adults that provide 100 hours of service to their communities through approved AmeriCorps Affiliate programs. This is a a pilot initiative to engage more youth in service and to increase the number of national service positions available through local support.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Louisiana Health and Education Disparities Collective Impact Grants
Grants to coalitions working to close the gaps in health and education for Louisiana’s children by addressing structural inequities and access.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation