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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Grants and Contracts

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

Daniel Foundation of Alabama Grants
Grants for programs in Alabama with a focus on underserved communities, rural areas, and populations experiencing economic disadvantages. Priority areas include health; community needs; education and youth; and arts, culture, and community assets.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2021
Sponsor: Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Funding (ICDBG-IT) under the American Rescue Plan Act
Grants for tribes and tribal organizations to be used for emergencies that constitute imminent threats to health and safety and that are designed to prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2021
Sponsors: HUD Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs
Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past Economic Development Administration projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2021
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Georgia Remote Critical Care Services Grant
Grants to offset startup costs for rural hospitals in Georgia to partner with Emory Healthcare to implement an electronic intensive care unit program.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2021
Sponsors: Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Minnesota Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant Program
Assists family medicine residency programs outside the 7-county Minnesota Twin Cities metropolitan area by supporting costs associated with training eligible physician residents.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Alaska Premera Rural Health Care Grant
Grants for projects that help to provide access to quality healthcare in rural Alaska communities as demonstrated by evidenced-based research.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2021
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Community 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, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2021
Sponsors: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages
Grants for the development of Indian and Alaska Native communities, including housing, public service facilities, healthcare entities, and economic development projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
American Rescue Plan Provider Relief Fund New Distributions
Relief funds for hospitals and other healthcare providers to support expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19. The application portal will open on September 29, 2021. $17 billion is available for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic. An additional $8.5 billion in relief funds is available for providers who serve rural patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp
Funding for organizations to provide creative and interactive day-camp activities for students in grades 5-12 designed to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of healthcare careers available in rural North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2021
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health