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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.

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
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
Grants for eligible communities to prepare for or recover from an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Flicker Fund
Emergency response funding for pandemic relief and wildfire response in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
Georgia AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Georgia that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network
Health in All Policies Technical Assistance Webinar Series
A webinar series designed for local health departments with the intent of providing opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing about challenges and best practices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
HRSA COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Uninsured Patients
Electronic reimbursement, generally at Medicare rates, for healthcare providers for testing uninsured individuals for COVID-19 and treating uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Louisiana Physician Placement Service: Rural Scholars
Residency and fellowship placement assistance for health career students in Louisiana, with an emphasis on physicians committed to practicing primary care in a rural location in Louisiana following residency training.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Maine Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate and honors distinction program for health professions students in Maine that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Maine Area Health Education Center Network, University of New England Center for Excellence in Health Innovation