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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.

Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children
Grants to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policy making to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities, with an emphasis on families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being. Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy and guide practitioners and policy makers in setting priorities and allocating resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Texas Communities Count Grants
Grants for direct, local, on-the-ground projects designed to to increase the participation rates in the 2020 U.S. Census. Strategies should focus on hard-to-count populations, communities, or geographic regions in Texas that are designated as health professional shortage areas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity within the 7 state BBVA Compass Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
Addressing Disparities Research Grants
Funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. Research that focuses on residents of rural areas is listed as a funding priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2020
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for projects that propose to test implementation research strategies for optimally and sustainably delivering evidence-based interventions to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and that promote and improve population health in high-burden communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants
Support for research that studies the comparative clinical effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and efficiency of patient care and that have the greatest potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2020
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation