Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Elderly population

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

Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
Funding to help communities reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs. Projects must engage underserved populations, such as engage underserved populations, including people living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 11, 2023
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Overdose Response
Grants to support immediate responses to the overdose crisis in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2023
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)
Grants for tribal community-based organizations, tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development. The program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2023
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2023
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2023
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Notice of Special Interest for research in understanding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help prepare more effectively for future public health emergencies. Populations that experience health disparities are a particular focus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund
Grants for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in Adirondack communities in the areas of food access, child care, low wage workers, elderly individuals, disparities, and reopening to the public.
Geographic coverage: The Adirondack region of northern New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Adirondack Foundation
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Grants
Supports capital projects for organizations working in the areas of health, welfare, dental health, and homelessness in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Geographic coverage: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
Anschutz Family Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations in Colorado that work to strengthen families and communities and help individuals become productive and responsible citizens. In 2021, 45% of funding was dedicated to efforts in rural Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Anschutz Family Foundation