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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.

South Carolina Wellness Inspired School Environments (WISE) Grants Inactive
Funding for schools in South Carolina to help them develop policies and programs to support physical activity and healthy eating.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children
Grants to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policy making to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities, with an emphasis on families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being. Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy and guide practitioners and policy makers in setting priorities and allocating resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Local Foods, Local Places
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michigan Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program
Supplies Michigan students, teachers, and administrators with the resources and tools needed to create a healthy school environment that supports a culture of wellness.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program
Scholarships to encourage Native American college students to enter careers in agriculture and agriculture-related fields with the ultimate goal of increasing food production, improving health and nutrition, and eliminating food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants
Grants for organizations and agencies that support Native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods and food sovereignty programs, hemp production analysis, youth programming, and agricultural sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture to assist in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Wildhorse Foundation Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Wildhorse Foundation
Wildhorse Foundation Rapid Response Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used for small needs that surface throughout the year to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019