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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.

Michigan Community Grant Award
Grants for organizations engaged in rural community development work in Michigan, with priorities including broadband, health, housing, and transportation.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Sponsor: Michigan Rural Council
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Comprehensive Primary Care
Funding to support capital infrastructure projects that aim to increase access to comprehensive primary care and integrated care services in rural and low-income communities throughout Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)
Awards 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: Oct 16, 2018
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Technology, Infrastructure, and Health
Grants for innovative projects that explore the relationship between technology, infrastructure, and health and examine how technology’s impact on infrastructure in the next 5-10 years could influence efforts to improve health equity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 17, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2018
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
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, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms
A prize competition to support innovative solutions to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Challenge Competition: Remote Pregnancy Monitoring
A prize competition to support innovative technological solutions to help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the health and well-being of pregnant women, as well as place health data into the hands of pregnant women themselves as a tool to monitor their own health and make informed decisions about care. A priority is solutions that would especially benefit women who live in rural and medically underserved areas who have limited access to on-site prenatal care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services