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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

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

Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The main focus is the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, delivery, and effectiveness of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2020
Sponsors: 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
Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Grants for community-based organizations in Colorado to address prevention, impact, and recovery needs of communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2020
Alaska Community Development Block Grant Program
Grants for Alaskan communities to support community development, planning, and economic development, including the development of essential community facilities and services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
NACCHO's Model Practices Award
Recognizes and honors outstanding local health officials and practices in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants
Grants for pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity of state and local governments, Tribes, and territories to help them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Funding is specifically set aside for resilient infrastructure projects for Tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Expansion Sponsor Competition
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
Business and Industry CARES Act Loan Guarantee Program
Program for lenders to guarantee their loans to rural businesses and agricultural producers to supplement their working capital to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Sponsors: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, 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
Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund
Funds for nonprofits in the Appalachian Ohio area to support the basic needs, health, and safety of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Arkansas Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Grants
Grants to organizations in Arkansas to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis