Skip to main content

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.

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
Grants to help schools in Kansas address childhood obesity by reducing cardiovascular risk factors, promoting physical activity, and encouraging healthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Oct 8, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
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: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation
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: Nov 3, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture to assist in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, renewable resources, and similar disciplines.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 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): Dec 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program Inactive
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: Sep 10, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oklahoma Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grants Inactive
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2021
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Health Care Services Corporation
Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants for observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination in causing and sustaining health disparities and intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant Inactive
Grants designed to increase nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Texas and address social factors contribute to health inequalities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Health Care Services Corporation
New Mexico Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant Inactive
Grants designed to support nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2021
Sponsors: BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico, Health Care Service Corporation