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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Minorities

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

Increasing the Body of Knowledge for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Public Health: Small Grants Program
Grants for organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement, or improve specific aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing in public health. Priority is given to cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health, the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism, and related issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Leighton Memorial Grant Award
An unrestricted grant to a coalition or collaborative in a rural, frontier, or tribal area of California that has demonstrated success in improving emergency response with a focus on addressing inequity.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: Carestar Foundation
Samara Fund Grants
Funding for projects and organizations that serve the LGBTQ community or support HIV/AIDS services or prevention at the grassroots level in Vermont. A priority area includes rural and underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: Vermont Community Foundation
Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
Funding to support collaborative teams and individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which if successful, would have a major impact on preventing, reducing, or eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. A focus is on applications from minority serving institutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 28, 2021
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. Projects should help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. Underserved communities are defined as communities with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kansas Digital Equity and Inclusion Collaborative Initiative
Grants to organizations in Kansas to engage collaborative partners to plan, implement, and advocate for greater digital access, literacy, and broadband adoption in low-income communities of color, rural, and other under-resourced areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Surgical Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes in minority and health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Research Grant Program
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Decoding Disparities QuickFire Challenge
A challenge seeking innovative ideas to better understand health disparities in the areas of mental health, inflammatory bowel diseases, and cardiovascular disease. Populations of interest include racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as the rural and urban poor.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Sponsors: Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Johnson and Johnson Innovation