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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Infectious diseases

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

Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19
Fixed price contracts to support training and technical assistance activities building local health department workforce capacity to enhance community COVID-19 response efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Quick Response COVID-19 Health Information Outreach Award
Award for members in the Greater Midwest Region of the Network of the National Library of Medicine to develop and implement pilot programs that expand public access to health information and improve health literacy related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Midwest region, including in underserved rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine
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: Dec 1, 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
Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Grants for community-based organizations in Colorado to address prevention, impact, and recovery needs of communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2020
Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program
A cooperative agreement with a single entity to provide technical assistance, tools, resources, and strategies that are easily accessible to geographically dispersed Rural Health Clinics and that could be used to inform rural healthcare providers and other federal, state, and local stakeholders. Assistance may also include topics related to public health priorities such as ending the opioid epidemic and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 21, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration Model
A 4-year demonstration program designed to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment services, improve physical and mental health outcomes for beneficiaries, and reduce Medicare program expenditures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 )
Funding to support pilot/feasibility testing or pre-trial feasibility and acceptability testing for new, revised, or adapted prevention and intervention approaches around issues related to drug and alcohol use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Multi-Level HIV Prevention Interventions for Individuals at the Highest Risk of HIV Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Research grants for projects that test the effectiveness of multi-level interventions to prevent HIV in high-risk health disparity populations or subgroups in one or more geographic areas with a high rate of new HIV infections. Individuals from rural areas are considered a health disparity population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses using evidence-based strategies to support nursing students from enrollment through graduation. The purpose is to expand and support a workforce to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services