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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Dementia

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

Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Healthy Brain Initiative: Supporting Tribal Partnerships for Implementing the Road Map for Indian Country Inactive
Grants for tribal health programs that use strategies from the Road Map for Indian Country to address Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2021
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants for observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination in causing and sustaining health disparities and intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities Inactive
Grants to support the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service systems in states and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Dementia Capability in Indian Country Inactive
Grants to support dementia-capable home and community-based services in tribal communities that help individuals living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed) Inactive
Funding to support collaborative teams and individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which if successful, would have a major impact on preventing, reducing, or eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. A focus is on applications from minority serving institutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 28, 2021
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) Inactive
Grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Kevin and Avonte Program: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Inactive
Grant program designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia or developmental disabilities who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments. Funding will be used by law enforcement and other public safety agencies to implement locative technologies that track missing individuals, and to partner with nonprofit organizations to develop and operate programs to prevent wandering, increase safety, and facilitate rescues. Projects in rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program Inactive
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation