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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Housing and homelessness

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

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Daniels Fund Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Wyoming working in the areas of aging, drug and alcohol addiction, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Federal Surplus Property Available for Public Use
Property that is no longer needed by the federal government that has been made available for public use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. General Services Administration
Foundation For the Mid South Grants
Grants for organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi working in the areas of health disparities, physical health, mental health, education, financial security, and the growth and prosperity of communities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Foundation For the Mid South
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the Weinberg Foundation service area that are working in the areas of health, housing, jobs, and education.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities surrounding Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Iowa Community Development Block Grant Program: Community Facilities and Services
Grants to assist communities in Iowa with a variety of community facilities and services projects including childcare facilities, health clinics, senior centers, vocational workshops, stormwater projects, and other community services.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Iowa Economic Development Authority
Louisiana Community Crisis and Disaster Response Grants
Grants for front-line organizations in Louisiana that work to meet immediate needs and help communities and families recover with a specific emphasis on kids of high need and community level efforts to improve well-being. Currently, funding is allocated to respond to the impacts of Hurricane Laura and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on the state of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Multifamily Housing Loan Guarantees
Loan guarantees for qualified private-sector lenders to provide financing to qualified borrowers with the intent of increasing the supply of affordable rental housing for low to moderate income individuals and families in eligible rural areas and towns.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Housing Service