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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.

Licensure Portability Grant Program Inactive
Funding for state licensing boards to develop and implement state policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine, with the ultimate goal of addressing workforce shortages and improving access to care in underserved and rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Veteran Nurses in Primary Care (VNPC) Training Program Inactive
Grants to recruit and train military veteran nursing students to practice at the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. In addition, the VNPC Training Program will provide professional development opportunities and educational support for practicing Registered Nurses/preceptors aimed at developing primary care expertise and skill sets to provide high-quality care that addresses the unique needs of veterans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Inactive
Grants to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce and develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Inactive
Grants to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment for defendants/offenders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program Inactive
Funding to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural, underserved communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of direct-to-consumer telehealth technologies for patients, providers, and payers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program Inactive
Funding for partnerships between nurse training programs and community-based primary care facilities to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses to practice at the full scope of their license. Programs should emphasize chronic disease prevention and control, to include mental health and substance abuse conditions. Priority will be given to applicants that benefit rural and underserved populations or that meet state and local public health department needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity Inactive
Grants to regional partnerships that are working to improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations, develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions that disparately affect racial and ethnic minorities and affect morbidity, increase the diversity of the health workforce, and/or increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health