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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.

Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for new projects in Massachusetts that positively impact health or healthcare access for Massachusetts residents who have been economically, socially, culturally, or racially marginalized.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2024
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Hillman Emergent Innovation Program
Grants to accelerate the development of creative nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. Projects should target populations that encounter barriers to healthcare, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, rural populations, refugee, and immigrant populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 27, 2024
Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2024
Sponsor: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program
Grants for early stage nursing-driven interventions that target serious illness and end of life needs faced by vulnerable populations, including economically disadvantaged, rural, and other populations that encounter barriers to accessing services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 27, 2024
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2024
Sponsor: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Hillman Innovations in Care Program
Funding for innovative, nursing-driven models of care designed to improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. Target populations include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, rural populations, refugee, and immigrant populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 27, 2024
Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
Sponsor: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program - Produce Prescription Program
Funding to support projects that demonstrate and evaluate the impact of prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables on the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, the reduction of individual and household food insecurity, and the reduction in healthcare use and associated costs. Projects that serve tribal, rural, remote, and insular communities are a funding priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants
Grants for pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity of state and local governments, tribes, and territories to help them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Priority is given for projects that benefit disadvantaged communities, including rural areas. Funding is specifically set aside for resilient infrastructure projects for tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
North Carolina Science Enrichment Preparation Program
An 8 week academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students in North Carolina who would like to attend medical or dental school.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2024
Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Careers Access Program
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program
Grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and extension community development programs.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii and Alaska
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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 5, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
CMS Health Equity Award
Awards for organizations that are using the CMS Framework for Health Equity to advance health equity and reduce disparities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 13, 2024
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services