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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.

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): Feb 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Maine Community Benefit Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations working to promote wellness and community health in Maine. Preference is given to projects that focus on asthma, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension, and substance use disorder. Applications from rural and Tribal communities are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2021
Sponsor: Community Health Options
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program
Funding designed to improve access to oral healthcare services for low income, uninsured, and underserved people with HIV, and to train dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental residents to deliver dental care to people with HIV.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
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: Mar 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
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, 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
Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grants for research education activities in the mission areas of the National Institutes of Health. The over-arching goal of the program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs, with an emphasis on underrepresented populations and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
Grants to colleges and universities to provide quality education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Rapid Response Program
Grants to Community Development Financial Institutions to deliver immediate assistance to underserved communities, including rural areas, that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Virginia Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Grants
Grants to prevent and reduce youth tobacco, nicotine, and vaping product use across Virginia. Funding may be used for classroom-based instruction and for projects designed to reduce disparities in young people who are at elevated risk for being impacted by tobacco and nicotine (including rural youth).
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth