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    Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
    Offers major grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, but include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
    Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)
    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: 28 states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Baptist Healing Trust Grants
    Offers funding to nonprofit organizations providing healthcare services to vulnerable populations, educating healthcare professionals, or advocating for quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in Middle Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: 40 counties in Tennessee
    Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 23, 2016
    Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2016
    Sponsor: Baptist Healing Trust
    Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
    Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health. 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, 2016
    Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
    Walmart Foundation State Giving Program Cycle 3
    Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Perto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington
    Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2016
    Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
    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
    Application Deadline: Aug 12, 2016
    Sponsor: Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation
    Anthem Foundation Grants
    Supports health and wellness programs including prevention and education programs in the areas of healthy hearts, diabetes, cancer, maternal health, and active lifestyles.
    Geographic coverage: Operates in 24 states
    Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2016
    Sponsor: Anthem Foundation
    Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
    Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
    Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
    Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2016
    Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
    Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
    Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
    Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
    Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
    Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in rural Appalachian underserved areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: All 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 three 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
    Rural Practice Incentive Program for Communities
    Provides funding to enable rural practice sites to recruit and retain qualified primary care physicians in Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Tennessee Community Health Educational Experiences for Residents and Students (CHEERS)
    Provides rotation opportunities for health professions students and residents to serve in interdisciplinary primary health care teams within rural and underserved communities of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Tennessee J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
    Tennessee Rural Partnership Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance
    Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Tennessee Rural Residents' Stipend Program
    Offers a stipend to primary care physicians studying in Tennessee residency programs or physicians with Tennessee affiliations who are in out-of-state primary care residency programs in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
    Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Wells Fargo
    Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Quality Improvement Program Implementation Funding Opportunity Inactive
    Awards funding for projects that focus on staff training, process improvement, or improvement of deficient practices in nursing homes throughout Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
    Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
    Services Planning Research in the Appalachian Region to Address Adverse Health Consequences Associated with Increased Opioid Injection Drug Use Inactive
    Provides funding for services planning research grants to develop an understanding of the patterns, causes and effects of opioid injection drug use, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), HIV infection risk, and other adverse health consequences of drug use in Appalachia.
    Geographic coverage: Appalachian Region
    Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2016
    Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes 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
    Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
    Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
    Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2016
    Sponsor: Tennessee Office of Rural Health
    PeyBack Foundation Children and Youth Funding Inactive
    Grants to programs that provide leadership; mentoring programs; after school or summer programs; or healthy living programs for children and youth.
    Geographic coverage: Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado
    Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2016
    Sponsor: PeyBack Foundation
    Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
    Provides financial assistance for the development of healthcare services, healthcare cooperatives, health education programs, healthcare training programs, and public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2015
    Sponsor: USDA Rural Development
    America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
    Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
    Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2015
    Health Impact Project: Catalyzing Healthier Communities in Southern and Appalachian States Inactive
    Grants to fund training, technical assistance, and peer learning for a health impact assessment that will inform decisions on a proposed policy, program, plan, or project.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or West Virginia
    Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2015
    Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    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
    Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) Initiative Inactive
    Funding for organizations to advocate for public policy changes that will affect the health, human rights, and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS in the southern United States.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2015
    Sponsor: AIDS United
    Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grants Inactive
    Offers grants to nonprofit organizations in Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including health, housing, community development, human services, education, arts, and employment.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2015
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
    Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots Inactive
    Awards funding to research, document, and examine health conditions in the Appalachian region. Researchers should document health disparities; identify communities that have better than expected health outcomes; and identify community-based models and policy implications.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2015
    Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
    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
    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. See program guidance for details.
    Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
    Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
    Workforce Development Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Fund Inactive
    Awards funding to rural counties and parishes within the Delta region for the purposes of direct technical support and assistance needed to develop a connected workforce development system at the local level.
    Geographic coverage: Available in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
    Application Deadline: Nov 10, 2014
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    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
    Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas Inactive
    Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 25 states.
    Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
    Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Appalachian Community Fund General Fund Inactive
    Grants are given to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress to the Central region of Appalachia.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
    Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 30, 2013
    Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2013
    Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund