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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Technology for health and human services

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
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
Loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their caregivers with projects and initiatives that foster inclusion, community engagement, and health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2021
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program
Grants designed to create opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian Alabama. Project goals include economic opportunities, critical infrastructure, leadership/community capacity, natural/cultural assets, and workforce (including healthcare initiatives).
Geographic coverage: Counties in Appalachian Alabama.
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsors: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission
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
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Matching grants for feasibility studies of geographically based broadband networks in rural areas of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Blandin Foundation
AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsors: 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
New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R01 and R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research projects that develop or test innovative models of care which integrate HIV, substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment with primary care services. Research in states and counties identified in the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative, including areas with the highest rural HIV burden, are specifically encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services