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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Employment and unemployment

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

HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Funding for technical assistance and capacity building activities to help organizations implement HUD programs successfully and sustainably, as well as provide effective administrative and managerial oversight of HUD funding. This includes building the capacity of rural organizations that provide services in the areas of housing, housing counseling, economic empowerment, educational advancement, health, wellness, and family self-sufficiency.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program
Grants to partnerships of public and private sector entities to increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program
Grants to fund service coordinators to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic self-sufficiency, including the provision of job training, employment, adult education, housing, and health resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loan guarantees to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of healthcare, healthy and safe neighborhoods, education and employment, and health policy. Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the Weinberg Foundation service area that are working in the areas of health, housing, jobs, and education.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities surrounding Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative Grants
Grants for Minnesota employers to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in the industries of healthcare services, information technology, transportation, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program
Grants to nonprofits to respond to the immediate needs of Oregon communities facing disproportionate health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Community Foundation