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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Health disparities

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

Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for Clinical and Translational Program Hubs that are expected to develop, demonstrate, and then disseminate solutions to barriers that limit the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational science research. A major interest of the program is improving rural health outcomes and eliminating health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2020
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities
Grants to establish 3 Centers of Excellence to provide training and technical assistance for healthcare practitioners working to address behavioral health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2020
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The main focus is the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, delivery, and effectiveness of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2020
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
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
State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions
Grants for projects to demonstrate if modifications to existing evidence-informed interventions for specific health issues will improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2020
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native Voices Rising Grants
General operating support grants designed to strengthen Native-led organizations that are improving the lives of their community members.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2020
Sponsors: Common Counsel Foundation, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to implement and evaluate community interventions testing the impacts of (1) strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and (2) interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
Sponsors: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 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
Medica Foundation Rural Health Program
Provides funds for organizations to support health related programs that strengthen regional and rural communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Nonmetropolitan areas of Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Wisconsin Rural Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative
A pilot project to address housing disparities in rural Wisconsin where participants will work through a community-based design process to identify local needs and priorities, develop ideas through collaboration, and implement solutions. The focus is on access to safe, affordable housing as a foundation for public health, economic well-being, and environmental stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
Sponsor: Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research on smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV. Research may address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among people living with HIV and may also address smoking-related health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 4, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services