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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.

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants
Grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines. Special emphasis is given to programs and materials that target workers at smaller mines, including training miners and employers about new MSHA standards, high-risk activities, or hazards identified by MSHA.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
California Leighton Memorial Grant Award
An unrestricted grant to a coalition or collaborative in a rural, frontier, or tribal area of California that has demonstrated success in improving emergency response with a focus on addressing inequity.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: Carestar Foundation
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. Projects should help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. Underserved communities are defined as communities with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure. Funds may be used for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, broadband, and business development including entrepreneurship and workforce training.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2021
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations in the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation service area, with a focus on community enhancement, safety/wellness, environment, arts/culture, and education.
Geographic coverage: Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California.
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)
Support for village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska Native village governments, which are central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, 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
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) for Institutions of Higher Education that Meet the Criteria for the Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Program
Formula grants for minority serving institutions of higher education to address needs directly related to the coronavirus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Firehouse Subs First Responder Grants
Grants for life-saving equipment, prevention education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations. The Foundation recognizes the needs of rural and volunteer departments throughout the country and will consider their applications despite not being within 60 miles of a Firehouse Subs restaurant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 18, 2021
Sponsor: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation