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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Substance use and misuse

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

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals
Grants to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce. The program emphasizes relationships with community-based partners to increase access to quality behavioral health services across the lifespan in high need and high demand areas. Special focus is placed on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns for children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Externship in Addiction Psychiatry
A clinical shadowing program for minority medical students who have an interest in services related to substance abuse treatment and prevention for racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Empowering Communities to Address Behavioral Health and Chronic Pain through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Funding for public and private nonprofit entities to address behavioral health and/or chronic pain among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of appropriate evidence-based self-management education and self-management support programs. Proposals should consider projects that reach a new population, such as rural communities, veterans, individuals with mental illness, or individuals with substance abuse/misuse issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Expansion Sponsor Competition
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide mentorship for children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
Funding for state, local, and tribal governments to create and enhance juvenile drug treatment court programs for youth in the justice system with substance abuse problems, specifically related to opioid abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program
Grants to provide reentry services and programs for youth with the goals of reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth returning to their communities after detention or out-of-home placement. Services may include substance use disorder treatment and services, physical healthcare, mental healthcare, and comprehensive housing services. Projects in rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families
Grants to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents, transitional aged youth, and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
Funding and technical assistance for states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions to develop and implement a data-driven, coordinated, statewide or community-wide response system to assist with the identification, prevention, treatment, enforcement, and deterrence needed to address the opioid epidemic and its impact on youth and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
Grants for projects designed to prevent suicidal behavior and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to the age of 24.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services