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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Networking and collaboration

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

Local Foods, Local Places
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
Grants for fire departments and EMS organizations for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Idaho Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)
Funding to support Critical Access Hospitals in Idaho for healthcare quality and performance improvement projects. Activities should focus on quality improvement, financial and operational improvement, and innovative population health initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Idaho
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsor: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
Culture of Health Prize
Awards to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives, especially historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
California Catalyst Program
A 6-month capacity building program that uses human-centered design thinking to find new and innovative ways to address complex challenges in California's healthcare safety net organizations.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Shield of California Foundation, Center for Care Innovations
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Grants to address unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among healthcare professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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
Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program
Grant support for nonprofit community-based outreach programs that provide free oral cancer screenings and education to the public, especially underserved communities that lack access to oral health care due to geographic and/or economic hardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)
Funding to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Tribal Health Research Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services