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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.

Training and Technical Assistance Providers for the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program
Contracts with qualified training and technical assistance providers to work with local health departments that are awardees of the Building Workforce Capacity of Rural and Frontier Local Health Departments to Respond to COVID-19 Program. Topic areas include addressing health equity in emergency response activities; public health communication; and contact tracing, testing, and vaccine administration.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Grants
Grants to support community-based organizations providing direct services, education, or research in the areas of HIV and AIDS, with priority given to smaller communities and rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program
Funding designed to improve access to oral healthcare services for low income, uninsured, and underserved people with HIV, and to train dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental residents to deliver dental care to people with HIV.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human 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: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Grants
Grants for native community projects in the areas of violence against women, crisis response, community empowerment, cultural vitality, and land and water stewardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families. The 2021 cycle includes an option to focus on social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, 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
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Rapid Response Program
Grants to Community Development Financial Institutions to deliver immediate assistance to underserved communities, including rural areas, that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
COVID-19 Policy Research in Rural Pennsylvania
Grant to support policy research on the impacts of COVID-19 in rural Pennsylvania.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Funding for community-based outreach education and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families based in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention. Projects should utilize telehealth, telemedicine, and distance learning strategies for education and training in minority rural communities related to opioids, preventing spread of COVID-19, and/or mitigating infection and transmission of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture