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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
Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
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.
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
National Center for Farmworker Health Learning Collaboratives
Virtual learning collaboratives that allow health centers to study and apply quality improvement methodology to a focused topic, such as increasing access to care, emergency preparedness, and social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Center for Farmworker Health
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