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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.

Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans
Funding to collaborate with multi-sectoral partners to develop an implementation-ready Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plan to reduce disparities in health outcomes related to chronic disease in a tribal jurisdiction, community, or catchment area. Health disparity populations include rural and tribal communities, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools Through Project Healthy Schools
Technical assistance for schools in Michigan to establish a healthy school environment that encourages healthy eating and physical activity while supporting higher levels of academic achievement, especially for schools, teachers, and students that are facing unprecedented needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2022
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, University of Michigan
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: Aug 31, 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: Sep 21, 2022
Sponsor: Wellmark Foundation
Promise Neighborhoods Program
A grant program that supports improvement in the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the most distressed communities. Projects should work to ensure school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high quality services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 27, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
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
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 14, 2022
Sponsor: Connecticut Community 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 25, 2023
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Highmark Foundation Grants
Grants for projects in West Virginia and Western and Central Pennsylvania in the areas of chronic disease, family health, and service delivery systems.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Western and Central Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Highmark Foundation
Tribal Colleges Extension Program: Special Emphasis Inactive
Funding for pilot extension projects at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Pilot projects allow extension offices to be responsive to community needs through projects that address youth, agriculture, economic development, or other issues important to stakeholders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture