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Rural Health
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.

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
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect and expand access to healthcare for low-income and vulnerable people.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for research on 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): Aug 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 4, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta Dental of Missouri Oral Health Grant Program
Grants for projects designed to improve the oral health of Missouri residents with a focus on increasing access for underserved areas and populations.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 23, 2020
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Missouri
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 27, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Jul 5, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Jul 6, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Birth Center Accreditation Support Grants
Grants to assist birth center applicants with fees that are due to the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, including accreditation fees and annual fees. Priority is given to programs that serve rural and low-income areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Relief funds for hospitals and other healthcare providers to support expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19 and to provide testing and treatment for uninsured Americans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta Dental of Colorado Responsive Community Relief Funding
Grants for organizations in Colorado that deliver support services and connect people to their healthcare options, especially those most significantly stressed by the effects COVID-19. The funding strategy for this program extends beyond oral health equity to include current greater health concerns. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Colorado