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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Human services

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

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
Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
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
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, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Indigenous Safe Housing Training and Technical Assistance
Training and technical assistance for organizations looking to provide safe housing for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of gender-based violence.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center
Invest Appalachia Fund
Loans and technical assistance to support sectors and industries that are driving economic diversification, local ownership, and community wealth building in Central Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Invest Appalachia
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 hurricanes 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
Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs Loan and Business Development Programs
Loans, training, technical assistance, and other development services for small businesses in rural Nebraska communities. Eligible recipients of program services may include healthcare providers, healthcare and social determinants of health related businesses, nonprofit human services providers, public agencies, and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Center for Rural Affairs
New Hampshire Opportunity Grants
Grants for projects that address urgent needs, emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of people in New Hampshire.
Geographic coverage: New Hampshire
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Endowment for Health
Northwest Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations working to improve economic and social well-being of rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Northwest Farm Credit Services