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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Transportation

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

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions
Grants for projects in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Grants will support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy. High demand industries include manufacturing, IT, healthcare, and energy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Community Mobility Design Challenge Grants
Grants to support planning activities for communities seeking innovative ways to address the particular mobility challenges experienced by low-income community members for whom a lack of transportation is an obstacle to the pursuit of economic, health, and social well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2022
Sponsors: Community Transportation Association of America, Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge
Grants for organizations to provide planning and implementation technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking, which is the process of creating quality places where people want to live, work, learn, and play. The program goal is to create greater social and cultural vitality in rural communities aimed at improving people's social, physical, and economic well-being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grant
Grants to support communities in the development and implementation of comprehensive safety action plan to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. Ensuring investment in rural communities is a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds
Funding for tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
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: Oct 6, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program
Funding for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity. The program will support economically disadvantaged communities to increase affordable, accessible, and multimodal access to destinations like jobs, healthcare, grocery stores, schools, places of worship, recreation, and park space. The program seeks to award funding to rural and tribal communities that face unique challenges related to mobility and economic development, including isolation, transportation cost burden, and traffic safety.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants
Grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.
Geographic coverage: Connecticut
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2022
Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation
Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
Local and Tribal Road Safety Mentoring, Assistance, Training, and Communication Help (MATCH) Technical Assistance Program
Technical assistance program for rural and tribal agencies facing roadway safety challenges. MATCH connects agencies requesting assistance with volunteers who have specific expertise to help successfully address the identified challenges.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation