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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Public health

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Alaska Rural Energy Technical Assistance Project
Direct technical assistance for rural communities in Alaska to help improve sustainability and lower operating costs of rural sanitation systems and healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Aligning Systems for Health Rapid-Cycle Research and Evaluation Grants
Grants for research projects that focus on learning about effective ways to align healthcare, public health, and social services to better address health equity and the goals and needs of communities. Funds will support rapid‐cycle research and evaluation projects that examine cross‐sector alignment efforts already underway. In this funding round, research projects that explore how cross‐sector alignment and its constructs might be measured are considered a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Georgia Health Policy Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Arkansas AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Arkansas that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arkansas Area Health Education Center Program
California Advancing Wellness Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations in California working in the areas of healthcare, healthy and safe neighborhoods, education and employment, and health policy. Grantmaking focuses on the health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth, and residents of rural areas.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation
California AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in California that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Area Health Education Center Program
California Bottled Water for Schools Program
Grants for projects that improve drinking water quality and access on public school campuses and school-sponsored childcare facilities in small and disadvantaged communities in California with a current water quality impairment.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Community Innovation Grants
Funding for nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and sustainable changes in communities within the Bush Foundation service area. Examples of projects include food and hunger, child care, tribal health, and community health and wellness programs.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bush Foundation
Customized COVID-19 Contact Tracing Curriculum
The development of no-cost COVID-19 contact tracing curricula customized for local public health departments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Public Health Foundation
Drinking Water and Waste Disposal Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
Grants to help remote Alaskan villages provide safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
A federal-state partnership that provides funding and technical assistance to help water systems and states achieve the health protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency