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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.

Partnership to Promote Local Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure
Grants to build community capacity to assess and respond to site-specific issues involving human exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Funding may be used to conduct site-specific health assessments and provide recommendations to prevent, reduce, or eliminate harmful exposures and to educate the community, stakeholders, and health professionals on site-specific environmental exposures and risks to human health. When planning project activities, applicants must consider sensitive populations such as children and the elderly, as well as underserved populations such as tribes, people with disabilities, rural populations, and populations where English is a second language.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dogwood Health Trust Immediate Opportunities and Needs Grants
Grants for one-time immediate needs or opportunities for nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal entities within the Dogwood Health Trust service area.
Geographic coverage: 18 counties in western North Carolina
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
Sponsor: Dogwood Health Trust
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Grants
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): Jan 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
Sponsor: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development
A cooperative agreement with a single awardee to work with selected communities in the Delta Region to make health system enhancements through the provision of intensive technical assistance over multiple years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)
Support for village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska native village governments, which is central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indigenous Environmental Health Training Modules and Learning Community
Online, freely accessible training modules that describe why and how the Swinomish Tribal Community modified and implemented the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) health assessment framework as part of the Climate Ready Tribes project designed to help tribes assess and adapt to climate change. Individuals may also sign up to participate in the climate and health learning community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Indian Health Board, Oregon State University, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
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
Rural Feasibility Study Grant Program
Funding for feasibility studies that will result in economic development in rural areas of Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including feasibility studies for healthcare organizations.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Funding for 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
Cross-jurisdictional Systems Improvement Partnership Technical Assistance Opportunity Inactive
Technical assistance designed to strengthen cross-jurisdictional partnerships among local, tribal, and state health entities to develop and implement a shared action plan toward public health systems improvement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2019
Sponsors: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Indian Health Board