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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.

1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program
Grants to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to support projects that strengthen teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences in the areas of curriculum design, materials development, and faculty development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 18, 2019
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: Apr 19, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michigan Building Healthy Communities Elementary School Program
Assistance for Michigan elementary schools to undergo a healthy school transformation, which will involve infusing healthy nutrition, education, and physical exercise throughout the school environment to increase children's health, fight childhood obesity, and improve academic achievement.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2019
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Wayne State University
Montana Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, substance abuse prevention, and suicide prevention for children in the state of Montana.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Health Care Services Corporation
Establishing the 3E's Nutrition Grant Program (Establish3E)
Funding for the creation of nutrition education programs in childcare institutions and community organizations that work with children 3-5 years of age in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 2, 2019
Sponsor: Texas 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: May 6, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)
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: May 7, 2019
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)
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: May 7, 2019
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
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: May 13, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Grants for projects designed to reduce rates of death and disability from commercial tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce the prevalence of obesity and other chronic disease risk factors and conditions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services