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North Dakota Funding & Opportunities

Medica Foundation Core Mission Support Grant Program
Provides funds for small organizations to support health related programs that strengthen regional and rural communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Bush Fellowship Program
Flexible grants to individuals that can be used to pursue education and learning 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: Aug 30, 2018
Sponsor: Bush Foundation
Rural Radiology Equipment Initiative
Funding for qualifying Critical Access Hospitals and nonprofit clinics in the Helmsley Charitable Trust service area to purchase new radiology equipment.
Geographic coverage: Available in 7 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Sponsor: The Helmsley Charitable Trust
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in selected counties in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2018
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
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
North Dakota Conrad 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 North Dakota, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
North Dakota Development Fund
Provides flexible financing through loans and equity investments not available from most conventional lenders, and is available to any primary-sector business with the exception of production agriculture.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Commerce
North Dakota Federal State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Offers loan repayment assistance to health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
North Dakota Health Information Technology Fund
Provides low-interest loans to healthcare entities in North Dakota for health information technology infrastructure projects.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bank of North Dakota
North Dakota Main Street Loan Program
Direct loans to businesses to be used for working capital, inventory, and small equipment.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Dakota Business Lending
North Dakota PACE Program
Provides loan interest buydown to assist in the financing of facilities in North Dakota, including Critical Access Hospitals or medical facility expansion or improvement projects.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bank of North Dakota
North Dakota Rural Healthcare Peer Exchange and Professional Development Program for CAHs
Provides travel support for individuals or small groups from Critical Access Hospitals to meet with similar entities from other areas of North Dakota and share information, ideas, and successful approaches to improving quality and access to healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
North Dakota Rural Housing Development Loan Program
Low-interest, short-term loans to be used for predevelopment soft costs, land acquisition, site development, and any other cost associated with producing housing in rural and difficult to develop areas of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
North Dakota Rural Opportunities in Medical Education
A 24-28 week interdisciplinary experience in a rural primary care setting, open to third-year students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Otto Bremer Foundation Grants
Funding for organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin working to provide for people's 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 Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Arizona, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
North Dakota Community Foundation Statewide Greatest Needs Grant Program Inactive
Supports a broad range of projects in communities throughout North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS) Inactive
Grants to support agriculture and forestry occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
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 20, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Grants to community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training, educational campaigns, and media. Priority will be given to projects addressing aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Inactive
Provides funds for organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations 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: Available in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and for tribes and tribal organizations across the country.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
North Dakota RuralMed Program Inactive
Offers medical students at the University of North Dakota full tuition in the form of a forgivable loan in return for a 5-year service agreement to practice in rural areas of North Dakota upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Innovate Recovery Competition Inactive
A competition focused on expanding addiction and substance abuse recovery services for the state of North Dakota, with an emphasis on recovery advocacy and services that support recovery.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
Sponsors: Dakota Medical Foundation, State of North Dakota
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 11, 2018
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
Medica Foundation Behavioral Health Grant Program Inactive
Provides funds for projects that help people with serious mental illness and chemical addictions recover and lead productive lives.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: Medica Foundation
North Dakota Dentists Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance to dentists who will practice in an area of North Dakota that the State Health Council identifies as having a defined need for services.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
North Dakota Health Care Professional Student Loan Repayment Inactive
Offers matching loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in an underserved area of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy Inactive
Offers a 4-day residential camp for North Dakota students who have completed grades 6, 7, or 8 and who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Project Grants Inactive
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
North Dakota Outstanding Rural Health Awards Inactive
Awards to honor outstanding rural health providers, professionals, health programs, educators/mentors, health volunteers, emerging leaders, and legislators in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program Inactive
Low-interest loans to healthcare entities to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
Sponsor: North Dakota Health Information Technology
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program Inactive
Funding to support collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and their communities to support physical activity and wellness for people of all ages in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp Inactive
Provides funding for organizations to provide creative and interactive day-camp activities designed to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of healthcare careers available in rural North Dakota
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2017
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant Program Inactive
Grants to Critical Access Hospitals in rural North Dakota for revenue cycle management analysis, chart audit activities, and/or development of collaborative population health activities.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award Inactive
Awards for two promising American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of research dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native Americans throughout the country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide, with a preference for North Dakota.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2017
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths through Social Detoxification Inactive
Grants to serve Native Americans in the Navajo and Great Plains areas to increase access to community-based prevention strategies to provide social detoxification, evaluation, and stabilization, fostering patient readiness for and entry into treatment for alcohol use disorders, and when appropriate, other substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
North Dakota Suicide Prevention Fund Inactive
Grants for evidenced-based suicide prevention and early intervention projects in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program Inactive
Supports healthcare organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program (FCHIP) Inactive
Funding to develop and test new models for the delivery of health care services in frontier areas, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cost. Program models include telemedicine, home health, nursing facility care, and ambulance services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 8/9/2018