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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.

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, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants
Grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.
Geographic coverage: Connecticut
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation
Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program
Grants to promote equity in access to Extension outreach and provide resources to address long-standing needs among federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
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 16, 2022
Sponsor: Wellmark Foundation
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: Mar 1, 2022
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program
Grants to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The target audience is K-14 students, meaning kindergarten through twelfth grade plus two years of post-secondary schooling, such as vocational technical institutions and community/junior colleges. Projects should focus on challenges facing agriculture and rural communities, such as increasing global demand for food production in the face of limited natural resources; improving health and reducing obesity; and increasing economic opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2022
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) Inactive
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): Dec 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Supporting School-Based Healthcare in Appalachian Ohio Inactive
Grants to support collaboration and implementation projects to address data-driven regional needs related to school-based healthcare in Appalachian Ohio.
Geographic coverage: 32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian, United Healthcare
Bloomberg Fellows Indigenous Scholars Inactive
Provides public health training, scholarships, and stipends for individuals who are currently working with organizations in the areas of adolescent health, addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and violence. Beginning in 2022, the Bloomberg Fellows program will support cohorts of Indigenous Scholars that are looking to use public health tools to address the most pressing issues in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
Sponsors: Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health