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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Policy

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Washington Community Learning Grants
Core support (or general operating support) grants for community-based organizations in Washington working to improve health equity by dismantling systemic barriers and fostering community well-being. Rural and tribal organizations are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: May 6, 2021
Sponsor: Group Health Foundation
Colorado Health Disparities Grant Program
Grants for initiatives that address cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary diseases by implementing policy and systems changes related to anti-displacement housing efforts that include land-use planning or affordability that addresses housing stability in communities in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model
A voluntary payment model designed to meet the needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote the capacity of rural healthcare providers to implement effective healthcare delivery system redesign on a broad scale.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 13, 2021
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children
Funding for childhood lead poisoning prevention, surveillance, and the development of targeted population-based policy interventions focused on primary prevention of lead exposure. A major program focus is reducing disparities in blood lead levels and associated health outcomes among populations at greatest risk, which includes Tribal populations and people living in rural areas and other geographically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pennsylvania Research Grant and Mini Grant Programs
Research grants in Pennsylvania to conduct applied policy research that can result in legislative or program policy considerations and mini grants for projects that focus on basic data collection/analysis, timely issues, and/or the preparation of reference materials.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Letter of Intent (Required): May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants
Grants to support native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods, food sovereignty programs, lending, youth programming, agricultural sciences, and COVID-19 response.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
Mine Health and Safety Grants
Grants to prevent fatalities, disease, and injury from mining and secure safe and healthy working conditions for miners through laws, regulations, safety improvements, education, and training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Minnesota Rural Health Hero, Team, and Lifetime Achievement Awards
Honors individuals and teams for outstanding contributions to rural health in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsors: 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
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services