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North Carolina Funding & Opportunities

Appalachia READY Local Governments Training
Training to help local government officials in the Appalachian region better identify, secure, manage, and implement federally funded projects.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 Appalachian states.
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
North Carolina Science Enrichment Preparation Program
An 8 week academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students in North Carolina who would like to attend medical or dental school.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2024
Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Careers Access Program
COMPASS Initiative SPARK! Grants
Grants for community-led campaigns and education initiatives across the southern U.S. that work to reduce stigma and change knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors around HIV and AIDS. Priority is given to rural applicants.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2024
Sponsor: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative, Southern AIDS Coalition
North Carolina Ribbon of Hope Grants
Funding to support activities that establish or expand local programs in health, science, and education that serve identified needs of local North Carolina communities. The goal of the program is to reach all counties in North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2024
Sponsor: The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Barriers to Care and Risk of HIV-Associated Comorbidities among Vulnerable Population Groups
Notice of Special Interest for research that analyzes barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among disproportionally vulnerable and affected population groups of people living with or at risk for HIV infection.
Geographic coverage: 57 priority jurisdictions including 7 states with a substantial rural HIV burden
Application Deadline: May 8, 2025
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health
American Connection Corps
A 1-year fellowship program that trains and mobilizes leaders to work in rural and emerging communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.
Geographic coverage: Available in 30 states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Lead for America
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: Locations within the Appalachian Regional Commission service area
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Dogwood Health Trust Leverage Fund
This program covers the costs of the services of professional, experienced grant writers to help individual organizations and collaboratives in the the Dogwood Health Trust service area pursue funding from national and state sources.
Geographic coverage: 18 counties and the Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Dogwood Health Trust
Emory University CAPES Academy for Nursing Preceptors
Training and ongoing support for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses transitioning into the role of clinical faculty or preceptors serving medically underserved areas within the Southeast.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Grants and Technical Assistance for Coal Communities Applying for Federal Funding
Funding and technical assistance to help coal communities submit competitive federal applications for community-led transition projects. Priority will be given to projects that are led by and serve low-income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities most impacted by the transition.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Just Transition Fund

Last Updated: 2/16/2024