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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.

Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in U.S. women.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hillman Innovations in Care Program
Provides funds for nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 5, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2018
Sponsor: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
New York Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Services Program
Funding to implement breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening and follow-up services programs in order to reduce morbidity, mortality, and health-related disparities among residents of New York state.
Geographic coverage: New York
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2018
Sponsor: New York State Department of Health
Minnesota Good Food Access Program: Technical Assistance Grant
Grants to assist technical assistance providers in working with new or existing for-profit, nonprofit, and cooperative self-service retail food establishments with needs-based assistance. The program goal is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for underserved communities in low- and moderate-income areas.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)
Awards funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Grants to institutions of higher education in U.S. territories, commonwealth, and freely associated states designed to strengthen the capacity to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences as well as to upgrade agriculture and food science facilities and equipment necessary to conduct tropical and subtropical agricultural research.
Geographic coverage: Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth and the Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Awards funding for research projects that target the reduction of health disparities among children, including rural, low-income, geographically isolated children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and for activities that support linkages between social services in housing and food security and healthcare that help to improve outcomes for residents.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services