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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.

VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
Alaska Human Services Grants Inactive
Grants for transportation services that meet the special needs of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and Alaska Mental Health Trust beneficiaries for whom public transportation services are unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate. Applications from native Alaskan, rural, and small urban communities are prioritized.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I Inactive
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2023
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Maine Charity Foundation Fund Inactive
Grants for community-based transportation programs that provide transportation and/or delivery services to older people with limited or no access to transportation. Projects in rural areas are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2023
Sponsor: Maine Community Foundation
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care Inactive
Notice of Special Interest to encourage research focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. Studies may take place in a variety of settings including hospitals, post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics, doctors' offices, homes and other residential settings, long-term care facilities, hospices, and other healthcare or community settings. Research in disparity populations and in rural/remote settings is encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
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 7, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants for Disability Inclusion and Justice in Oral Health Inactive
Funding for projects that are working to address access and other systemic barriers to oral health for people with disabilities. Priority populations include racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities, and older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2023
Sponsor: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
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. Rural and underserved areas of the state, as well as smaller organizations are considered program priorities.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2023
Sponsor: Vermont Community Foundation
Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program Inactive
Grants to rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of veterans who are low-income and living with disabilities, with a focus on helping them regain and/or maintain their independence to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues. Priority is placed on increasing equity and improving customer experience across all HUD programs, which includes people who live in rural areas and those otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Transportation Program Innovations Inactive
Opportunity to showcase innovations in local transportation programs. Innovations should be targeted to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Participation from rural, frontier, and tribal programs are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 18, 2023
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center