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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Maternal health and prenatal care

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

Minnesota Strong Foundations: Evidence-Based Home Visiting Start-Up Grants
Grants to start up or expand evidence-based home visiting programs in counties, reservations, or regions in Minnesota to reach underserved families. The goal of the program is to equip pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve a healthy birth and assist their children in being healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for primary care clinicians who serve patients in underserved areas of Oregon regardless of their source of coverage or ability to pay.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2022
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge: Innovative Methods to Improve Postpartum Care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native Women
A prize competition to identify effective programs that can address equity of postpartum care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. An emphasis is on follow-up care for conditions associated with morbidity and mortality in the later postpartum period, including diabetes, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, hypertension, and substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in rural communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Virginia Innovative Programming Awards
Grants for innovative programming to address the root causes of rural health disparities in Virginia. Focus areas include healthy mothers and babies, food access and nutrition, workforce development, behavioral health, and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2022
Sponsor: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
California County Medical Services Program Loan Repayment Program
Assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for primary care professionals who provide healthcare services at an approved site located in a County Medical Services Program (CMSP) area in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
Sponsor: California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding: Broad Pragmatic Studies
Funding for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the areas of addressing disparities; assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; communication and dissemination research; and improving healthcare systems. Special areas of emphasis for the 2022 cycle include 1) addressing racism, discrimination, and bias in healthcare systems and care delivery and 2) health system–level interventions to improve healthcare worker well-being and reduce burnout.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2022
Application Deadline: May 3, 2022
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP)
Funding to expand experiential training opportunities for nurses through nurse-led mobile health training sites, with the goal of strengthening nursing workforce to provide quality culturally aligned care in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Missouri Health Professional Student Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary care physicians and dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Missouri.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2022
Sponsor: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO) Student Loan Program
Forgivable loans for primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, and psychiatrists who agree to practice in a rural or underserved area of Missouri upon completion of their degrees.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2022
Sponsor: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care