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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.

Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program
Grants for the development of an integrated rural HIV health network for HIV care and treatment that will collaboratively plan to address key strategies identified in 'Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America."
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies - Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO)
Grants to build the capacity of health and human service organizations so that they may effectively serve their Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: Auction 904
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is designed to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that lack access.The first phase of the FCC reverse auction will target over six million homes and businesses in census blocks that are entirely unserved by voice and broadband with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)
Funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2020
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Virginia Health Safety Net Grants
Funding for projects to grow and strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net by developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, or strengthening infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 2, 2020
Sponsor: Virginia Health Care Foundation
2.5 GHz Band Rural Tribal Window
Opportunity for federally recognized tribes in eligible rural areas to apply for a portion of the 2.5 GHz band, which is suitable for mobile and broadband coverage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Arkansas Rural Connect Broadband Grant Initiative
Grants to expand broadband in rural Arkansas communities. The expected results of the program are increased educational, healthcare, and economic opportunities that lead to enhanced service access and quality of life.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2020
Sponsors: Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas State Broadband Office
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies. The main focus is the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, delivery, and effectiveness of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, 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
Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application
CMS eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be exempted from the Medicare Promoting Interoperability payment adjustment if they can show that compliance with the requirement for being a meaningful EHR user would result in a significant hardship. Eligible hospitals and CAHs may submit a hardship exception application each year for a maximum of 5 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness and Social Isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge
A challenge looking for solutions that assess socially isolated individuals and match them with appropriate technology tools and social engagement programming that best meet their needs. The winning solution will become part of a campaign to reach up to 10 million socially isolated older adults, people with disabilities, racial and minority populations, and veterans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services