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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Cultural competency

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

Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
South Louisiana AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Louisiana that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Virginia AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Virginia that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority
WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals. The WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21) Inactive
Grants for research designed to improve Native American health, including conducting secondary analysis of existing data, merging various sources of data to answer critical research questions, conducting pilot and feasibility studies, and/or assessing and validating measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 14, 2020
Application Deadline: May 14, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities Inactive
Funding for a single entity to develop and coordinate a network of national, state/territorial/tribal, and local public and community-based organizations that will mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 11, 2020
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Opioid Response Grants Inactive
Grants to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. Funds may also be used to address stimulant misuse and use disorders, including cocaine and methamphetamine.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program Inactive
Grants for tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Funding may support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development, implementation, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 30, 2020
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project Inactive
Funding to provide comprehensive and culturally relevant training and technical assistance to support Alaska Native villages and communities in their efforts to create, expand, and/or sustain programs, services, and supports for youth. The program is designed to build capacity of organizations to offer prevention and intervention services for Alaska native youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, incarceration, substance abuse, suicide, expulsion or dropout from school, and other challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Samara Fund Grants Inactive
Funding for projects and organizations that serve the LGBTQ community or support HIV/AIDS services or prevention at the grassroots level in Vermont. A priority area includes rural and underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
Sponsor: Vermont Community Foundation