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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.

Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Level Substance Use and Overdose Prevention Frameworks that Incorporate ACEs-Related Prevention Strategies
Funding for evaluation of community-based prevention approaches to mitigate the harms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), prevent future ACEs, and prevent substance use and overdose. Priority will be given to projects that consider the impacts of social determinants of health and populations that have been disproportionately impacted by ACEs and/or substance use and overdose.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 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 6, 2022
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: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 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
Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01)
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
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Angel Flight East COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Vaccine Transport
A volunteer pilot network that transports personal protective equipment and COVID-19 vaccines for distribution to areas in need.
Geographic coverage: Available in the northeastern United States.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Angel Flight East
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
Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students Summer Experience Program
A program that places clinical psychology, master of social work, physician, physician assistant, medical laboratory science, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, nursing, physical and occupational therapy students from South Dakota in a 4-week experience with preceptors established in rural or frontier areas of South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Approaches to Advanced Signs and Symptoms (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
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
South Dakota Cancer Prevention and Control Grants Inactive
Implementation grants for evidence based, system level programs that focus on intervention, prevention, early detection, and cancer survivorship in South Dakota. Programs are expected to focus on cancer health disparities populations.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2021
Sponsor: South Dakota Department of Health