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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Educational attainment

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

Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization in Coal-Affected Appalachia (POWER)
Funding for workforce and economic revitalization activities in communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. Priorities include strengthening the healthcare sector, educational attainment, substance abuse response, and broadband.
Geographic coverage: Available in all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Funding for federally recognized tribes to develop and implement healing to wellness court programs that focus on helping tribal juveniles with substance use disorders achieve sustained recovery and avoid re-offending. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts use a team approach that includes judges, attorneys, probation, law enforcement, treatment providers, educational and vocational services, and other partners to provide judicial supervision, substance use treatment, case management, drug testing, and graduated incentives and sanctions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio
Grants for public and nonprofit organizations in Appalachian Ohio for projects related to education, support for community leaders, regional networking opportunities, and the provision of basic human needs.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2021
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program
Funding for small, rural Local Education Agencies for initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Activities may include drug prevention, violence prevention, school-based health services, and other health-related programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Alabama Power Foundation Grant
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Alabama working in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, community development, education, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alabama Power Foundation
YouthBuild Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Training includes affordable housing construction skills and other in-demand industries, such as healthcare, information technology, hospitality, retail services, and logistics.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2021
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program Inactive
Grants to provide reentry services and programs for youth with the goals of reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth returning to their communities after detention or out-of-home placement. Services may include substance use disorder treatment and services, physical healthcare, mental healthcare, and comprehensive housing services. Projects in rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Expansion Sponsor Competition Inactive
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 an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program Inactive
Grants designed to create opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian Alabama. Project goals include economic opportunities, critical infrastructure, leadership/community capacity, natural/cultural assets, and workforce (including healthcare initiatives).
Geographic coverage: Counties in Appalachian Alabama.
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2020
Sponsors: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission