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Arkansas Funding & Opportunities

Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
Offers a financial incentive to physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation
Arkansas Giving Tree Grants
Supports a broad range of projects that address local needs in Arkansas, including organizations working in health and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Sponsor: Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program
Awards funding to improve quality of life in rural Arkansas, including related emergency services and construction, along with the development and improvement of community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2018
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Rural Services
Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Mini-Grant Program
Offers small grants to support health improvement projects in Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Sponsor: Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
American Electric Power Foundation Grants
Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger; housing; health and safety; human services; education; and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Available in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Electric Power Foundation
Arkansas J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Arkansas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of the Delta region, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Entergy Micro Grants
Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture; community improvement/enrichment; education and literacy; the environment; or healthy families.
Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Sunderland Foundation Grants
Supports capital improvement and one-time special projects in the areas of higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and energy efficient housing projects.
Geographic coverage: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Montana.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Sunderland Foundation
Water and Wastewater Loans
Loans, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Communities Unlimited, Inc.
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Provides funding to organizations in Arkansas working in the areas of economic development; education; and economic, racial, and social justice.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
Through the program, farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 awards to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Inactive
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available to specific cities in 21 states. See the Where We Give section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2017
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
Provides financial assistance to address unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among healthcare professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Health Impact Project Inactive
Grants to support the use of health impact assessment to improve local health outcomes and to build the capacity of organizations to conduct health impact assessments to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Walmart Foundation State Giving Program Cycle 3 Inactive
Provides grants to organizations working in the areas of community engagement and hunger relief.
Geographic coverage: Available in 31 states
Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2017
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program Inactive
Funding to assist rural communities in Arkansas with development and improvement of local community facilities, including fire departments, and the purchase of fire safety and life-saving equipment.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2017
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Rural Services
Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Regular Grants Inactive
Provides grants to organizations that positively affect the health of Arkansas residents, with an emphasis on healthcare delivery, policy, and economics.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
Sponsor: Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy Inactive
An educational opportunity that trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt, with an emphasis on economic, health, educational, and infrastructure challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model Inactive
An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, health, and hospitals. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger; economic development; daycare programs; hospital and healthcare agencies; health screenings; health education; AIDS/HIV prevention and education; and equipment for healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 27 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program Inactive
Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south, including projects such as farmers markers and nutrition classes.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See program guidance for details.
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) Inactive
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Arkansas Clinical Transformation Collaborative Inactive
Technical assistance to help clinics improve how they manage their chronic disease populations, including populations with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Charitable Clinics Program Inactive
Provides funding to volunteer-based safety-net healthcare organizations in Arkansas for the purchase of supplies, equipment, or the provision of certain healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2017
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Community-Based Tobacco Free Arkansas Inactive
Grants for local community organizations to implement evidence-based interventions that decrease youth initiation of tobacco and nicotine products, promote quitting, and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2016
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color Inactive
Grants for community-based organizations to develop and implement Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention programs for young men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.
Geographic coverage: Available in 33 states and Puerto Rico
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 27, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Arkansas' Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant (CAH/FLEX) Program Inactive
Arkansas Critical Access Hospital review of revenue cycle processes.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants to fund the development of integrated healthcare networks that work to address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. Networks will achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Arkansas Rural Practice Scholarship Program Inactive
Offers forgivable loans to medical students who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2016
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center Grant Program Inactive
Offers grants for projects that use creative strategies to improve coordination among USDA-FNS Child Nutrition programs and other nutrition programs, with the aim of increasing participation rates among families with children in persistently poor, rural counties.
Geographic coverage: Available in 15 states
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 1, 2015
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2015
Sponsor: Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center
Working with Publicly Funded Health Centers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy among Youth from Vulnerable Populations Inactive
Awards funding to create networks of publicly-funded health centers that will work with other vulnerable youth-serving entities to create linkages of care and make referrals with the intention of reducing the teen birth rate and increasing the accessibility and usage of sexual and reproductive health services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 23 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI) Inactive
Awards grants to community development lending and investing institutions that work to benefit communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Available in the Delta region.
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2014
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Inactive
Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 12/11/2017