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Rural Health Information Hub

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.

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, including the early funds small rural communities need to determine project feasibility and to pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state and federal funding.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
EPA Water and Wastewater Technical Assistance (TA)
Technical assistance to build community capacity, resolve compliance challenges, and address water infrastructure needs in large and small water systems in rural, tribal, urban, and suburban communities across the country. The overall goals of the TA program are: (1) more communities with applications for federal funding, (2) quality water infrastructure, and (3) reliable water services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Firehouse Subs First Responder Grants
Grants for life-saving equipment, prevention education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations. The Foundation recognizes the needs of rural and volunteer departments throughout the country and will consider their applications despite not being within 60 miles of a Firehouse Subs restaurant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Future Leaders Program - Western Region Public Health Training Center
Field placements, faculty-student collaborative projects, and a community of practice for current public health students in the Western Region. A focus is on rural and medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Islands
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Region Public Health Training Center
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
Hawaii AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Hawaii that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
HeartCorps: Public Health AmeriCorps at the American Heart Association
Full-time Public Health AmeriCorps service opportunities for people interested in working toward health equity in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Indiana Trauma System Development Grants
Funding to implement trauma system projects in the state of Indiana.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Indiana Department of Health, Indiana Rural Health Association
Infrastructure Grant Application Bootcamp
Virtual bootcamp series to assist small and mid-sized cities, towns, and villages with applying for federal infrastructure funding.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Local Infrastructure Hub, The United States Conference of Mayors