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Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program
Provides loan repayment assistance to dental students, residents, or licensed dentists who plan to to provide at least 25% of annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Nurse in Nursing Homes Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to students in Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs or currently licensed RNs/LPNs who agree to practice in a licensed nursing home or intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Dental Therapist/Advanced Dental Therapist Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to final year dental therapist/advanced dental therapist (DT/ADT) students, or licensed DTs/ADTs who plan to practice or are currently practicing in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness Program
Provides funds for repayment of qualified educational loans for licensed mental health professionals who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Midlevel Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment for students in their final year of an initial licensure preparing them to become midlevel practitioners, and to practicing midlevel practitioners who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Pharmacist Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to pharmacy students, residents, and practicing professionals who agree to serve a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Public Health Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to Licensed Registered Nurses (RN) with certification as public health nurses who agree to serve in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Coordinated state application to HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of the needs of Minnesota’s small rural hospitals. Funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in the categories of value based purchasing, accountable care organization, payment bundling, or care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Program
Assists small rural hospitals in Minnesota with funding for projects to update, modernize, remodel, or replace aging hospital facilities, record systems, and equipment necessary to maintain operations.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Project Grants
Seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of land grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the 12-state North Central Region. Health-related priorities include addressing rural poverty, physical and mental health challenges, and demographic change.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2018
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Community Innovation Grants
Awards funding to nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and sustainable changes in communities. Examples of projects include food and hunger, child care, tribal health, and community health and wellness programs.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bush Foundation
Minnesota 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 Minnesota, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Otto Bremer Foundation Grants
Funding for organizations working to supply people with basic needs and helping them become financially stable and self-reliant. Funding is available for a variety of reasons, including general operating support and capital projects.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Otto Bremer Foundation
Rural Feasibility Study Grant Program
Funding for feasibility studies that will result in economic development in rural areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including feasibility studies for healthcare organizations.
Geographic coverage: Certain counties of Wisconsin and Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
Minnesota Dental Foundation Grants Inactive
Grants and in-kind services for outreach programs that provide dental services to underserved populations, promote dental health initiatives, or support dental profession career and volunteer opportunities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Dental Foundation
Minnesota Rural Family Medicine Residency Grant Program Inactive
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): Nov 6, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Summer Health Care Internship Program Inactive
A program that provides grants to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities and home care providers to establish summer healthcare internship programs to expose interested secondary and postsecondary students to various careers within the healthcare professions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Program (DMD) Inactive
Dental education loan repayment program for qualified dentists in exchange for their service in underserved communities of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec 30, 2017
Sponsors: Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, Minnesota Dental Foundation
Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant Inactive
Grants to help small, rural hospitals in Minnesota create and/or implement a strategic plan that will preserve access to health services or respond to changing conditions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program Inactive
Grants designed to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas, including economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only)
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2017
Sponsor: Laura Jane Musser Fund
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
Minnesota Immigrant International Medical Graduates (IIMG) Primary Care Residency Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support primary care residency positions for Minnesota immigrant international medical graduates who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and who agree to practice post residency in rural or underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Dental Safety Net Grant Program Inactive
Offers grants to nonprofit Critical Access Dental providers in Minnesota to provide services for low-income and uninsured patients.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 30, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Mental Health Safety Net Grant Program Inactive
Grants to mental health centers and clinics in Minnesota that treat uninsured patients.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 30, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Community Clinic Grant Program Inactive
Provides funding to plan, establish, or operate services to improve the ongoing viability of Minnesota's clinic-based safety-net providers.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 30, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Health Professional Clinical Training Expansion Grant Program Inactive
Funding to support educational programs that provide clinical training for health professionals that include training sites for rural areas and underserved populations in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Indian Health Grant Program Inactive
Grants to provide health services to American Indians who do not live on reservations.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Primary Care Residency Grant Program Inactive
Provides funding to plan, create, and/or expand the training of primary care physicians in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services Scholarship Inactive
Provides funding to home and community-based services providers in Minnesota to support scholarship programs for their employees.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Bush Fellowship Program Inactive
Offers flexible grants to individuals that can be used to pursue education and experiences to become more effective community leaders.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 23 Native nations that shares the same geographic area.
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2017
Sponsor: Bush Foundation
Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding for the purchase of emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue, or ambulance departments in rural parts of Compeer Financial’s service area.
Geographic coverage: Certain counties of Wisconsin and Minnesota
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
Medica Foundation Core Mission Support Grant Program Inactive
Provides funds for small organizations to support health related programs that strengthen regional and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Native Nations Rebuilders Program Inactive
Training for emerging tribal leaders to strengthen their leadership skills and nation-building knowledge and then implement nation-building projects in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
Sponsors: Bush Foundation, Native Governance Center
Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Provides loan repayment assistance to primary care providers in Minnesota who agree to provide services in an underserved community.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
Support to create new agricultural safety and health knowledge and to assess and promote best safety and health practices.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Funding for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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
Minnesota Healthy Eating Success Stories Inactive
Funding for organizations in Minnesota to showcase innovative and successful healthy eating projects.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Community Antibiotics Stewardship Through Community Pharmacists Inactive
Technical assistance, resources, and tools for community pharmacists to participate in antibiotic stewardship efforts in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsors: Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, MetaStar
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive
Provides funds for state agencies to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: 17 states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Central States Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Program (CS-CASH) Inactive
Funds agricultural safety and health feasibility projects in the north central plains region that have the potential to lead to the development of new and creative research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, evaluation, or translation findings and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 28, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
Sponsor: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
HIV Prevention Projects Inactive
Funding to provide HIV testing and testing outreach services, prevention programming with HIV positive individuals, syringe service programming and prevention for people at high-risk of acquiring HIV.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 21, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative Grants Inactive
Grants to Minnesota employers to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in the industries of healthcare, information technology, transportation, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2017
Sponsors: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
International Medical Graduate Career Guidance and Support Grant Program Inactive
Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to assist immigrant international medical graduates and other foreign trained healthcare professionals who wish to integrate into the Minnesota healthcare delivery system, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Medica Foundation Early Childhood Health Grant Program Inactive
Provides funds for programs focused on healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: May 26, 2017
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Clinical Dental Education Innovations Inactive
Supports innovative clinical training for dental professionals and programs that increase access to dental care for underserved populations in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Health Hero, Team, and Lifetime Achievement Awards Inactive
Honors individuals and teams for outstanding contributions to rural healthcare in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Medica Foundation Behavioral Health Grant Program Inactive
Provides funds for projects that help people with serious mental illness and addictions recover and lead productive lives.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2017
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Minnesota Prevention with Positives Inactive
Grants for the development, implementation, and evaluation of prevention with positives (PWP) peer support programs to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 21, 2017
Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Good Food Access Program: Equipment and Physical Improvement Grant Inactive
Grants to assist grocery stores and small food retailers in making physical improvements and purchasing equipment in order to increase access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for underserved communities in low and moderate income areas of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Hospital Safety Net Grant Program Inactive
Grants for licensed hospitals in Minnesota to help defray underpayments for high-cost services provided to Emergency Medical Assistance enrollees.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Active Places Demonstration Projects Inactive
Provides funding for temporary, low-cost projects that improve community infrastructure to promote walking, biking, and other forms of physical activities. Projects will help to build momentum for future, long-term changes within a community.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Minnesota Healthy Communities: Health Equity in Action Inactive
Awards funding for projects in Minnesota that focus on the social and economic conditions affecting health and health equity.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Minnesota Health Disparities Pilot Grants Inactive
Grants to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 27, 2017
Application Deadline: May 2, 2017
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Minnesota Primary Care and Public Health Learning Community Grant Inactive
Grant to advance the work of an existing local public health, primary care partnership to improve the health outcomes of a community in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
CT Scanner Replacement Initiative Inactive
Offers funding from the Helmsley Charitable Trust's Rural Health Program to qualifying hospitals in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming for the purchase of a new 32 slice or higher CT scanner.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 9, 2016
Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2017
Sponsor: Helmsley Charitable Trust
Minnesota Accountable Health Model Practice Transformation Grants Inactive
Supports teams of providers in Minnesota including primary care, social services, and behavioral health professionals who will participate in transformation activities that advance the goals of patient-centered, coordinated, and accountable care.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota 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
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant Inactive
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with preference given to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Minnesota Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) Community Grants Program Inactive
Grants to close the gap in the health status of African Americans/Africans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos in Minnesota as compared with Whites in the many priority health areas.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 28, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Electronic Health Record Loan Program Inactive
Offers loans to finance interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems and electronic health information exchange (HIE) among different health and healthcare organizations within a community.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
Provides funding to reduce tobacco use and exposure and prevent obesity in Minnesota, through implementation of specific policy, systems and environmental interventions in four settings: schools, community, worksites and health care.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 15, 2013
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Health Equity in Prevention Inactive
Grants for organizations that work to decrease tobacco use and exposure, physical inactivity, and unhealthy eating for the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2013
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation

Last Updated: 12/11/2017