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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.

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
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
Grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants
Grants to help low-income, rural communities with the initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Wastewater Loans
Flexible loan products, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with an emphasis on Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Communities Unlimited, Inc., Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Inactive
Grants for fire departments, EMS organizations, and fire academies for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration/regional communication efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program Inactive
Grants to partnerships of public and private sector entities to increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Indiana Rural Health Association Fellowship Inactive
A fellowship program for students and early career professionals designed to connect them with rural leaders and provide an understanding of public health policy and healthcare programs in rural Indiana.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Indiana Rural Health Association
Firehouse Subs First Responder Grants Inactive
Grants for life-saving equipment and prevention education tools 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
Application Deadline: Nov 11, 2020
Sponsor: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Appalachian Ohio African American Community Fund Inactive
Grants for Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in Appalachian Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: 32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio