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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.

Wy'east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway Program
A 10-month educational program in Portland, Oregon for American Indian and Alaska native post-baccalaureate students who were not accepted to medical school or did not get a qualifying MCAT score. Upon successful completion of the program, participants can gain guaranteed or conditional acceptance into Oregon Health and Science University, Washington State University, and/or University of California Davis Schools of Medicine.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Northeast Native American Center of Excellence
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
Awards funding to coalitions working to reduce substance abuse among youth and to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, organizations, and governmental entities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Increasing the Body of Knowledge for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Public Health: Small Grants Program
Grants for organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement, or improve specific aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing in public health. Priority is given to cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health, the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism, and related issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations. For the purposes of this program, Native Americans include Alaska Natives, American Indians (whose ancestral lands fall at least partially within the U.S. mainland border), and Native Hawaiians.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
New England Healthy Communities Grant Program
Funding for communities in New England to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health, and improve quality of life.
Geographic coverage: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Application Deadline: May 20, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Alaska Tribal Victim Services Micro-Grant Program
Grants for planning, implementation, and expansion of a wide-range of services for tribal victims of crime in Alaska. Funding may be used for many activities including planning, needs assessments, behavioral health services, telemedicine, human services, and building renovations.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Sponsor: Denali Commission
New Jersey Rural Health Community Initiative Grant
Grants to decrease morbidity and mortality rates among vulnerable rural populations in New Jersey through outreach, prevention, and education-based initiatives. Priority areas include chronic disease prevention and management, maternal and child health, cancer incidence and mortality, and behavioral health risk factors such as tobacco use and unhealthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Rural regions of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Ocean, Salem, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
Sponsor: New Jersey Department of Health
Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants
Grants to support native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods, food sovereignty programs, lending, youth programming, agricultural sciences, and COVID-19 response.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants
Grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines. Special emphasis is given to programs and materials that target workers at smaller mines, including training miners and employers about new MSHA standards, high-risk activities, or hazards identified by MSHA.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsors: Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor