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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Obesity and weight control

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

South Carolina Wellness Inspired School Environments (WISE) Grants Inactive
Funding for schools in South Carolina to help them develop policies and programs to support physical activity and healthy eating.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
Grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Grants to institutions of higher education in U.S. territories, commonwealth, and freely associated states designed to strengthen the capacity to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences as well as to upgrade agriculture and food science facilities and equipment necessary to conduct tropical and subtropical agricultural research.
Geographic coverage: Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth and the Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States
Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Program
Funding for projects in Iowa and South Dakota that address healthy eating and active lifestyles.
Geographic coverage: Iowa and South Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Sponsor: Wellmark Foundation
Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
Grants to colleges and universities to provide quality education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Grants to institutions of higher education in U.S. territories, commonwealth, and freely associated states designed to strengthen the capacity to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences through distance education technology.
Geographic coverage: Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth and the Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program Inactive
Funding to support collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and their communities to support physical activity and wellness for people of all ages in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2020
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) Inactive
Grants for research projects to improve understanding of the causes and reduce/eliminate health disparities for diseases considered high priority by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), including diabetes, obesity, hepatitis C, and others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 and R21) Inactive
Grants for research in the health of minority men that enhances understanding of factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle and focuses on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants for the development of integrated healthcare networks that work to address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. Networks will achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system.
Geographic coverage: The 8 Delta States: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services