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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 Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Rapid Response Program Inactive
Grants to Community Development Financial Institutions to deliver immediate assistance to underserved communities, including rural areas, that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Grants Inactive
Grants for native community projects in the areas of violence against women, crisis response, community empowerment, cultural vitality, and land and water stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
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: Mar 2, 2021
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
Training and Technical Assistance Providers for the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program Inactive
Contracts with qualified training and technical assistance providers to work with local health departments that are awardees of the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program. Topic areas include addressing health equity in emergency response activities; public health communication; and contact tracing, testing, and vaccine administration.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Inactive
Grants for fire departments, EMS organizations, and fire academies for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration/regional communication efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Expansion Sponsor Competition Inactive
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
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants Inactive
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
NACCHO's Model Practices Award Inactive
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
Alaska Community Development Block Grant Program Inactive
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
Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Inactive
Fixed price contracts to support training and technical assistance activities building local health department workforce capacity to enhance community COVID-19 response efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials