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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.

Pride Foundation Crisis Community Care Fund
Grants for groups and organizations who are meeting the emerging needs of LGBTQ+ communities due to the impacts of COVID-19. Black, Indigenous, and people of color are priority populations. Organizations in rural/nonmetro areas where there is limited access to services are more likely than urban areas to qualify for funding.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Pride Foundation
Public Health Student Intern Program
A one-semester internship experience within one of HRSA's bureaus or offices for students enrolled in a public health program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rasmuson Foundation Capital Grants (Tiers 1 and 2)
Capital grants for Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders that are working towards promoting a better quality of life for all Alaskans.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rasmuson Foundation
Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Funding for financially distressed rural communities of less than 2,500 people to assist with feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loan Fund Program
Community development loans to local governments, public service authorities, user associations, nonprofit organizations, and other community entities for the development and/or construction of large-scale community projects.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and South Carolina.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.
Sponsoring Conference Participation for Organizations in New York
Sponsors community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, state, and national conferences related to connecting New Yorkers with healthy food, empowering healthcare consumers, and meeting the needs of returning veterans and their families.
Geographic coverage: New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New York State Health Foundation
USDA Circuit Rider Program - Technical Assistance for Rural Water Systems
Technical assistance for rural water systems to address issues in the areas of operations, finances, and management in order to meet statutory and regulatory oversight requirements.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Direct USDA loans and/or grants to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Virginia AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Virginia that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority