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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.

Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants
Grants to organizations working to implement educational, recruitment, retention, and related programs to meet pressing needs in Louisiana's healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2023
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Minnesota Dental Foundation Grants
Grants and in-kind services for outreach programs that provide dental services to underserved populations, promote dental health initiatives, and support dental profession career and volunteer opportunities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2023
Sponsor: Minnesota Dental 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
AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants
Funding to support the recruitment, training, and development of public health leaders able to provide service in response to the public health needs of urban and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Massachusetts Medical Society Physician-Led and Organization Grants
Supports organizations and physician-led volunteer initiatives in Massachusetts in the areas of quality healthcare services for the uninsured/underinsured, access to behavioral health, healthcare access, health promotion, and the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 15, 2024
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2024
Sponsor: Massachusetts Medical Society
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
Colorado Health Disparities and Community Grant Program
Grants for initiatives that positively affect social determinants of health to reduce the risk of future disease and exacerbating health disparities in underrepresented populations in Colorado, with a focus on policy and systems change.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Small Communities, Big Challenges: Rural Environmental Public Health Needs Prize Competition
Prize competition designed to assist local governments in identifying innovative and effective ways to engage rural communities around environmental health issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wisconsin Community Health Internship Program (CHIP)
A summer internship for college students in Wisconsin. The internship provides hands-on opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with local health departments, tribal health centers, community health centers, and community service organizations.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
Sponsor: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Replacement and Expansion Opportunity
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide mentorship for children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve in schools, Head Starts, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Priority states and territories are listed in Appendix A of the application instructions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps