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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.

California Together Toward Health
Grant to community-based organizations in California to develop and expand public outreach and workforce development opportunities for populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Applications from farming communities and tribes are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Public Health Institute
Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program
Grants and technical assistance to help individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to mental health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
Grants for eligible communities to prepare for or recover from an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response
Provides reimbursement to eligible state, territorial, tribal, and local government entities, and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declarations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Flicker Fund
Emergency response funding for pandemic relief and wildfire response in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Hawaii Resilience Fund
Grants for organizations in Hawaii that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of risk reduction, rapid response, recovery/stabilization, and rebuilding resilience.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation
Louisiana Community Crisis and Disaster Response Grants
Grants for front-line organizations in Louisiana that work to meet immediate needs and help communities and families recover with a specific emphasis on kids of high need and community level efforts to improve well-being. Currently, funding is allocated to respond to the impacts of Hurricane Laura and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on the state of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Louisiana Community Health Grants
Grants to support local nonprofits in Louisiana providing social and healthcare services to communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Project TRANSAM
A cooperative action program between the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense that allows for redistribution of surplus medical equipment and supplies for federally recognized Tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Funding that provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development