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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

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

FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
Funding for Indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. A broad spectrum of projects will be funded, including infrastructure projects such as broadband, energy, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure; vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program
Scholarships to encourage Native American college students to enter careers in agriculture and agriculture-related fields with the ultimate goal of increasing food production, improving health and nutrition, and eliminating food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems
Funding and technical assistance for projects designed to build the public health capacity of Tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
Wildhorse Foundation Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Sponsor: Wildhorse Foundation
Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants
Grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.
Geographic coverage: Connecticut
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Thriving Women Program
Grants to support grassroots projects that empower indigenous women-led work to prevent violence against women and girls and nurture healthy and thriving native peoples and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2021
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Funding (ICDBG-IT) under the American Rescue Plan Act
Grants for tribes and tribal organizations to be used for emergencies that constitute imminent threats to health and safety and that are designed to prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2021
Sponsors: HUD Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2021
Sponsors: Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs
Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past Economic Development Administration projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2021
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding for projects that use computers, information technology, and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. The program focus is on innovation and outreach in which information access can reduce health disparities and support underserved communities that bear a disproportionate burden of disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine