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Mississippi Funding & Opportunities

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services within the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific areas in 21 states. See the "Where We Give" section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: States within the Appalachian Region
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
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
Mississippi Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP)
Provides loans to municipalities and counties in Mississippi for the improvement of public facilities and infrastructure, including hospitals, sewer systems, and water supply systems.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Community Development Block Grant Program: Economic Development and Public Facilities
Offers funding to counties and municipalities to assist with the location, expansion, or retention of job-creating businesses, including healthcare and other public facilities.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Conrad State 30 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 Mississippi, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Office of Rural Health
Mississippi Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP)
Offers grants to municipalities and counties to assist with costs related to the construction, renovation, or expansion of publicly-owned infrastructure, including healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
Scholarship for Obstetrical Simulation Course Emergencies & Catastrophes
Provides scholarships to attend obstetrical simulation course to family medicine physicians, nurse midwives and licensed midwives who practice in a rural healthcare setting in the southeastern United States.
Geographic coverage: Southeast United States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation
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.
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, public health, educational, and infrastructure challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
High Obesity Program Inactive
Funding for land grant college and university projects designed to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are above 40%.
Geographic coverage: Available to serve specific counties in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program Inactive
Offers a $35,000 scholarship to rural dentistry students in Mississippi who agree to practice in underserved rural areas of Mississippi upon completion of their degree.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2018
Sponsor: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Health Information Outreach Award: Southeastern/Atlantic Region Inactive
Funding for projects in the Southeastern/Atlantic region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program Inactive
Offers a scholarship to rural medical students in Mississippi who agree to practice in underserved rural areas of Mississippi upon completion of their degree.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Sponsor: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Mississippi Rural Medical and Science Scholars Program Inactive
A 4-week summer program to expose Mississippi high school students to the day-to-day practice of medicine and sciences in rural areas and the academic requirements necessary to become a physician.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
Sponsor: Mississippi State University Extension Service
Rural Communities Healthy Out-of-School Time Grant Inactive
Grants to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time food and nutrition programs in rural communities in Colorado, Kansas, and Mississippi.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Kansas, and Mississippi
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsor: National Recreation and Park Association
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
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
Southern HIV Impact Fund Inactive
A combination of grants and technical assistance to community-based and social justice organizations and coalitions in the south working in the areas of HIV prevention; care and support; and policy, advocacy, and movement building.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2017
Sponsor: AIDS United
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
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
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
Mississippi Small Municipal and Limited Population Counties Grant Program (SMLPC) Inactive
Provides funding for small municipalities and counties in Mississippi to assist with public facilities and infrastructure needs, including rehabilitation for publicly-owned healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2016
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
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
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: 5/15/2018