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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.

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): Nov 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Firehouse Subs First Responder Grants
Grants for life-saving equipment and prevention education tools for first responders and public safety organizations. The Foundation recognizes the needs of rural and volunteer departments throughout the country and will consider their applications despite not being within 60 miles of a Firehouse Subs restaurant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 11, 2020
Sponsor: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 12, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 and R21)
Funding for research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of opioid use disorder, and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program
Grants to partnerships of public and private sector entities to increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Innovations to Advance Wisconsin's Health Workforce Grants
Grants for collaborations to develop innovative and sustainable programs, tools, and resources to advance Wisconsin's current and future health research, healthcare, and community health improvement workforce.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
Tax incentives for investments in business and economic development projects in distressed rural and urban counties, including capital investments in healthcare facilities. Investors give to Community Development Entities who then offer low-interest financing to businesses; in return for their investment, investors receive a tax credit against their federal income tax.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of integrated 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 16, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of June 1, 2020)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. Areas with a June 1, 2021 project period start date are eligible to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Research Dissemination Program
Funding to disseminate and promote Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural health services research to diverse audiences, including decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services