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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Needs assessment methods and resources

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

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Louisiana Practice Management Consultation
Consultation services to build and sustain the capacity of community health systems to provide integrated, efficient, and effective healthcare services with the goal of improving the health status of Louisiana residents in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health
Michigan Community Assessment Process
Assistance to assess a community’s problems and challenges, identify assets, and define issues to be addressed as part of a long-range planning process.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council
SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Provides funding to financially distressed rural communities of less than 2,500 people to assist with feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Kansas Health Foundation Impact and Capacity Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations in Kansas to build organizational capacity or to build external impacts in the areas of access to care, tobacco use, physical activity, access to healthy food, educational attainment, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2018
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program Inactive
Grants to assist federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service programs, services, functions, and activities. Funding for tribal needs assessments, planning, evaluation, and health infrastructure development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2018
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants Inactive
Funding for collaborative projects designed to address the healthcare needs of older adults through policy and advocacy, or through projects that improve systems and create best practices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 20, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2018
Sponsor: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program Inactive
Funding for a single entity to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities that are struggling to maintain healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Colleges Extension Grant Program: Capacity Inactive
Grants to establish and strengthen capacity to equip, train, and deploy extension educators and specialists to carry out tribal extension needs assessments and outreach activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Con Alma Health Foundation Technical Assistance Grants Inactive
Grants to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector in New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
Sponsor: Con Alma Health Foundation