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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.

Hawaii Community Foundation CHANGE Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations in Hawaii working in the areas of community/economy, health/wellness, arts/culture, natural environment, government/civics, and education with an overall focus on equity for all Hawaiians. Applications from rural communities and organizations serving Native Hawaiians are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Application Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
Sponsor: Hawaii Community Foundation
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization in Coal-Affected Appalachia (POWER) Inactive
Funding for workforce and economic revitalization activities in communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. Priorities include strengthening the healthcare sector, educational attainment, substance abuse response, and broadband.
Geographic coverage: Available in all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Administration for Community Living Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I Inactive
Funding for research and/or development that improves the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, with an emphasis on community living and participation, health and function, and employment. The program places particular emphasis on helping women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the Small Business Innovation Research program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program Inactive
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
HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Inactive
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
VA Homeless Providers Per Diem Only Grant Program Inactive
Funding for eligible entities to provide provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Grant Program Inactive
Funding for state workforce agencies to partner with community organizations on projects that address the economic and workforce effects of substance and opioid misuse in significantly impacted service areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 9, 2020
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Community Economic Development Focus on Social Enterprises Inactive
Grants to provide technical and financial assistance to support organizations willing to create or expand social enterprises that will work to reduce personal or community barriers and provide economic support through the creation of employment and business opportunities for individuals and families with low income. Bonus points will be given to projects that create jobs in rural communities and counties of persistent poverty.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Family Self-Sufficiency Program Inactive
Funding for public housing agencies and housing choice voucher programs to hire family self-sufficiency coordinators that will work with low-income people to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Reentry Projects - Adults and Young Adults Inactive
Grants for evidence-based, evidence-informed interventions, and promising practices shown to achieve successful employment outcomes for justice-involved individuals released from prison or jail or who are currently under supervision. Projects must serve high-crime, high-poverty communities, and a balance of rural and urban projects will be funded.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2019
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor