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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Health conditions

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

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research
Notice of Special Interest for research to improve understanding of the determinants of firearm injury; the identification of those at risk of firearm injury; the development, piloting, and testing of innovative interventions to prevent firearm injury and mortality; and the examination of approaches to improve the implementation of existing, evidence-based interventions to prevent firearm injury and mortality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2026
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities
Notice of Special Interest for community-engaged research to evaluate strategies to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts and address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2026
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding to support training of predoctoral, health professional students, and individuals in postdoctoral training at institutions with a documented historical institutional mission focused on educating underrepresented students and/or institutions that provide clinical services to populations that experience health disparities, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases, and sleep disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2026
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Assessing Real-World Effectiveness and Implementation of Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication among Rural Communities
Notice of Special Interest for research that generates evidence on the real-world effectiveness of telehealth collaboration among healthcare providers for consultation, second opinions, and other purposes, referred to as provider-to-provider telehealth (PPT). PPT offers remote access to critical health expertise that might not exist locally in some rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2026
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research to develop and test community-level interventions to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. Populations of focus include American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2027
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund
Grants for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in Adirondack communities. Grants have been made in the areas of food access, child care, low wage workers, elderly individuals, and disparities, among others.
Geographic coverage: The Adirondack region of northern New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Adirondack Foundation
Agricultural Health and Safety Emerging Issues Grant Program
Grants for short-term projects for emerging agricultural health and safety issues that are defined as health risks that are new or have rapidly expanding impact in the immediate or near future.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alaska that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Arkansas Life 360 HOMEs Program
Arkansas Department of Human Services will partner with eligible Medicaid hospitals to implement intensive care coordination for Medicaid clients most at risk of poor health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation