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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Food security and nutrition

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

Pennsylvania Research Grant and Mini Grant Programs
Research grants in Pennsylvania to conduct applied policy research that can result in legislative or program policy considerations and mini grants for projects that focus on basic data collection/analysis, timely issues, and/or the preparation of reference materials.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Letter of Intent (Required): May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
New Jersey Rural Health Community Initiative Grant
Grants to decrease morbidity and mortality rates among vulnerable rural populations in New Jersey through outreach, prevention, and education-based initiatives. Priority areas include chronic disease prevention and management, maternal and child health, cancer incidence and mortality, and behavioral health risk factors such as tobacco use and unhealthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Rural regions of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Ocean, Salem, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
Sponsor: New Jersey Department of Health
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants
Grants to support native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods, food sovereignty programs, lending, youth programming, agricultural sciences, and COVID-19 response.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Program
Funding for projects in Iowa and South Dakota that address healthy eating and active lifestyles.
Geographic coverage: Iowa and South Dakota
Application Deadline: May 26, 2021
Sponsor: Wellmark Foundation
Michigan Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools Through Project Healthy Schools
Technical assistance for schools in Michigan to establish a healthy school environment that encourages healthy eating and physical activity while supporting higher levels of academic achievement, especially for schools, teachers, and students that are facing unprecedented needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Colorado Comprecare Fund
Grants for either program support and/or general operating support for organizations working toward optimal wellness for seniors over 65 in Colorado. This is a statewide fund, and organizations in rural and urban areas are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: The Denver Foundation
Indigenous Communities Fellowship
Fellowships for Native individuals who propose innovative solutions to address barriers and issues that are experienced by indigenous communities. The primary question fellows are asked to solve is, "How can Native innovators in the U.S. use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?"
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations in the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation service area, with a focus on community enhancement, safety/wellness, environment, arts/culture, and education.
Geographic coverage: Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California.
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Telligen Community Initiative Grants
Grants for programs and nonprofit organizations that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering healthcare innovation in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
Grants for projects that assist in the development, coordination, and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community‐supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Rural Development