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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.

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
Otto Bremer Foundation Grants
Funding for organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin working to provide for people's basic needs and helping them become financially stable and self-reliant. Funding is available for a variety of reasons, including general operating support and capital projects.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Otto Bremer Foundation
Stand Down Grants
Provides funding for events that offer homeless veteran populations a variety of social services designed to help them to reintegrate into their communities, such as housing, healthcare, and employment opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program Inactive
Grants designed to create opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian Alabama. Project goals include economic opportunities, critical infrastructure, leadership/community capacity, natural/cultural assets, and workforce (including healthcare initiatives).
Geographic coverage: Counties in Appalachian Alabama.
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsors: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their caregivers with projects and initiatives that foster inclusion, community engagement, and health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2021
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program Inactive
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: Sep 17, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Texas Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant Inactive
Grants designed to increase nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Texas and address social factors contribute to health inequalities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Health Care Services Corporation
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grants Inactive
Grants for nonprofit organizations in middle Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including health, housing, community development, human services, education, arts, conservation/environment, and employment.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Union Pacific Foundation Community Ties Giving Program: Local Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofits to support direct services and capacity building efforts aimed at improving the quality of life in communities served by Union Pacific in the areas of safety, workforce development, community spaces, and local needs. Special emphasis is given to programs and organizations that advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented populations in target communities.
Geographic coverage: Communities in 23 states served by Union Pacific
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: Union Pacific Foundation
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions Inactive
Grants for projects in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Grants will support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy. High demand industries include manufacturing, IT, healthcare, and energy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2021
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor