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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.

Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans
Funding to collaborate with multi-sectoral partners to develop an implementation-ready Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plan to reduce disparities in health outcomes related to chronic disease in a tribal jurisdiction, community, or catchment area. Health disparity populations include rural and tribal communities, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indiana Trailblazer Planning Grant
Funding for the development of community-university partnerships to improve health, examine social determinants of health, or enhance health equity to result in future collaborative research proposals. Indiana CTSI has an interest in projects that are focused on rural health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2022
Sponsor: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge
Grants for organizations to provide planning and implementation technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking, which is the process of creating quality places where people want to live, work, learn, and play. The program goal is to create greater social and cultural vitality in rural communities aimed at improving people's social, physical, and economic well-being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds
Funding for tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
Montana Public Health System Improvement Grants and Technical Assistance Project
Grants and technical assistance for Montana local and tribal health departments for planning, development, and implementation of organizational and community health system improvement plans.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Montana Healthcare Foundation
NextFifty Initiative Community Response Fund
One-time grants to meet needs that would have an immediate impact on an organization's capacity to serve older adults in Colorado. Priority will be given to projects that target disabled, low income, rural, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, and homeless populations.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: NextFifty Initiative
North Dakota Flex CAH Subcontract
Subcontract funding for Critical Access Hospitals in rural North Dakota for financial and operational assessment and improvement; patient outmigration analysis, and Community Health Needs Assessment implementation.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: North Dakota State Office of Rural Health, University of North Dakota Center for Rural 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