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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Poverty

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

Minnesota Strong Foundations: Evidence-Based Home Visiting Start-Up Grants
Grants to start up or expand evidence-based home visiting programs in counties, reservations, or regions in Minnesota to reach underserved families. The goal of the program is to equip pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve a healthy birth and assist their children in being healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
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
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program
Grants to develop and expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and learning initiatives with the overall goal of increasing knowledge of agriculture and improving the nutritional health of children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Replacement Opportunity
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide mentorship for children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Rural communities are a priority. The current funding cycle is for replacement programs in specific geographic areas.
Geographic coverage: Specific geographic service areas in California, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and South Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Replacement Opportunity
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week, providing companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assisting with transportation and light chores, helping to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and giving support to informal caregivers. Rural communities are a priority. The current funding cycle is for replacement programs in specific geographic areas.
Geographic coverage: Specific geographic service areas in Alaska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Caring for Colorado Foundation Grants
Grants for projects in Colorado that enhance health equity, well-being, and opportunity in the priority areas of healthy children and youth, resilient families, and public policy.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
Sponsor: Caring for Colorado Foundation
Emergency Medicine Foundation Health Disparities Research Grant
Grants for research to improve healthcare access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities. Proposals are encouraged to propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence and/or reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for disparities groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2022
Sponsor: Emergency Medicine Foundation
Summer Health Professions Education Program
A free summer enrichment program designed to improve access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. Eligible students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and those who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2022
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
North Carolina Promoting Equitable Health Outcomes by Addressing Social Drivers of Poor Health
Funding and technical support for planning or implementing a systems change effort that addresses a social determinant of health and aims to reduce racial or ethnic disparities in health outcomes in North Carolina, particularly in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2022
Sponsor: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Increasing Access to Care for Coloradans of Color
Funding for capital projects for safety net practices in Colorado that improve clinics' capacity to serve more Coloradans of color with team-based, comprehensive primary care.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation