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Funding by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

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

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
Minnesota Dental Safety Net Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit Critical Access Dental providers in Minnesota to provide services for low-income and uninsured patients.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 21, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Mental Health Safety Net Grant Program
Grants to mental health centers and clinics in Minnesota that treat uninsured patients.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 21, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services 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: Nov 5, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV. Research may address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among people living with HIV and may also address smoking-related health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Massachusetts Medical Society Physician-Led and Organization Grants
Supports organizations and physician-led volunteer initiatives in Massachusetts in the areas of quality healthcare services for the uninsured/underinsured, access to behavioral health, healthcare access, health promotion, and the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsor: Massachusetts Medical Society
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 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Health Access Foundation Discretionary Grants
Awards grants to organizations working to expand access to care and improve health, especially for the uninsured and/or medically underserved in Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Maine Health Access Foundation
Susan G. Komen Affiliate Community Health Grants
Funding for breast cancer education, screening, and treatment projects that benefit underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants Inactive
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and for activities that support linkages between social services in housing and food security and healthcare that help to improve outcomes for residents.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation