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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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
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 6, 2021
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Funding to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds in becoming registered nurses using evidence-based strategies to support nursing students from enrollment through graduation. The purpose is to expand and support a workforce to provide quality, culturally-aligned care to rural and underserved communities in need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: U.S. Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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 28, 2021
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 and agricultural 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, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program
Grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and extension community development programs.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii and Alaska
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Funding to develop, adapt, and test interventions to address risk factors for cancer in rural populations. Applications should focus on primary prevention and assess and address one or more of the social and behavioral risk factors that contribute to cancer disparities in rural populations: tobacco use; diet, physical activity and weight; alcohol use; UV exposure; and HPV vaccination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program
Grants to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to support projects that strengthen the research, teaching, and extension capacity needed to advance fundamental sciences, as well as translational research and development in support of agriculture.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
America Walks Community Change Grants Inactive
Grants for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged communities that support walking as transportation, health, and recreation. For the current grant cycle, America Walks is particularly interested in projects that center the concerns of residents who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color; reach across the demographics of communities to build coalitions; and/or create unique civic partnerships with new perspectives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: America Walks