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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.

New Jersey Rural Health Community Initiative Grant
Grants to decrease morbidity and mortality rates among vulnerable rural populations in New Jersey through outreach, prevention, and education-based initiatives. Priority areas include chronic disease prevention and management, maternal and child health, cancer incidence and mortality, and behavioral health risk factors such as tobacco use and unhealthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Rural regions of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Ocean, Salem, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
Sponsor: New Jersey Department of Health
Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education Pilot Project Grant Program
Grants for innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Sponsors: Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE), Washington State University
Samara Fund Grants
Funding for projects and organizations that serve the LGBTQ community or support HIV/AIDS services or prevention at the grassroots level in Vermont. A priority area includes rural and underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: Vermont Community Foundation
Davis Foundation Small Grants Program
Grants to improve the health of underserved children in Maine, including children who are low-income and/or live in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. Projects should help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. Underserved communities are defined as communities with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kansas Digital Equity and Inclusion Collaborative Initiative
Grants to organizations in Kansas to engage collaborative partners to plan, implement, and advocate for greater digital access, literacy, and broadband adoption in low-income communities of color, rural, and other under-resourced areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Surgical Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes in minority and health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program
Grants to improve security at schools and on school grounds through planning and the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. Approximately $1 million of the available funding is set aside for microgrants for school districts, including rural, tribal, and low-resourced schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Expanding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of Sexual Assault
Funding to establish and/or expand medical forensic exams and sexual assault victim services in a hospital or non-hospital setting to sexual assault victims. A focus of the program is the use of innovative ways of bringing experienced medical forensic examiners to rural, tribal, and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice