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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Environmental health

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

Indigenous Environmental Health Training Modules and Learning Community
Online, freely accessible training modules that describe why and how the Swinomish Tribal Community modified and implemented the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) health assessment framework as part of the Climate Ready Tribes project designed to help tribes assess and adapt to climate change. Individuals may also sign up to participate in the climate and health learning community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Indian Health Board, Oregon State University, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Rasmuson Foundation Capital Grants
Capital grants for Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders that are aimed at promoting a better life for all Alaskans.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rasmuson Foundation
Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Funding for financially distressed rural communities of less than 2,500 people to assist with feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Texas Small Towns Environment Program (STEP)
Grants for water and sewer infrastructure improvements in Texas utilizing volunteers and self-help methods.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
Grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
A loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water/Wastewater Utility All-Hazards Bootcamp Training
An online training course for water and wastewater employees responsible for emergency response and recovery activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wells Fargo Community Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of sustainable home ownership, affordable housing, disaster relief and rebuilding, education, military and veterans, financial education, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo