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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Frontier and remote areas

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

Alaska Teacher, Health Professional, and Public Safety Housing Program
Funding for the rehabilitation, construction, and acquisition of rural housing projects that benefit teachers, health professionals, and public safety professionals in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 and R34)
Grants for research to develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in under-resourced settings. Under-resourced settings and populations include members of minority groups, other individuals experiencing disparities in mental health outcomes, and people living in a geographic area with a shortage of healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Approaches to Advanced Signs and Symptoms (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research to examine the multi-dimensional foundations, experiences, and management of complex, advanced signs and symptoms at the end of life. Projects that include under-studied populations including NIH-designated health disparity, socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural and/or remote, and sexual and gender minority populations with advanced, serious illness at the end of life are specifically encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes During Care Transitions (R01)
Funding for health services research that will test promising interventions aimed at improving communication and coordination during care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Con Alma Health Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project
Grants to address the health and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico's populations and communities that are disproportionately impacted by the virus. The primary focus is the distribution of basic needs resources or services to individuals and families.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Con Alma Health Foundation
Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation