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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Culture and 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.

Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses using evidence-based strategies to support nursing students from enrollment through graduation. The purpose is to expand and support a workforce to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Express
A week-long program designed to give health professions students in Wisconsin the opportunity to explore healthcare delivery in medically underserved areas and learn from students in other disciplines.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
Sponsor: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System
South Carolina AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in South Carolina that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Steele-Reese Foundation Idaho and Montana Grant Program
Grants to nonprofit organizations in Idaho and Montana working in the areas of rural health, human and social services, education, conservation and preservation, arts and humanities, and native communities.
Geographic coverage: Idaho, Montana
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: The Steele-Reese Foundation
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
Grants for projects designed to prevent suicidal behavior and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to the age of 24.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
Grants for evidence-based cancer prevention services for medically underserved areas and populations in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2021
Sponsor: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Supporting Tribal Youth: Training, Technical Assistance, and Youth Leadership
Two cooperative agreements to tribal youth training and technical assistance providers under two categories: 1) To provide culturally based, trauma-informed training, support, and related technical assistance to build capacity to develop, improve, and/or maintain their juvenile justice system; and 2) To enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, improve leadership skills, and support action related to juvenile justice issues, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Opioid Response Grants
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: Feb 16, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Grants to support programs that provide assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are in need of 6-24 months of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2021
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Funding to develop, adapt, and test interventions to address risk factors for cancer in rural populations. Applications should focus on primary prevention and assess and address one or more of the social and behavioral risk factors that contribute to cancer disparities in rural populations: tobacco use; diet, physical activity and weight; alcohol use; UV exposure; and HPV vaccination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services