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Tennessee Funding & Opportunities

Baptist Healing Trust Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations providing healthcare services to vulnerable populations or advocating for quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in Middle Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: 40 counties in Tennessee
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 10, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2019
Sponsor: Baptist Healing Trust
Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy
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, 2019
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
American Electric Power Foundation Grants
Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, and the environment in American Electric Power's eleven state service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Electric Power Foundation
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 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
Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee
Provides funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites to recruit and retain qualified physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
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
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements.
Geographic coverage: Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center
Groundwater and Well Care for Non-Community Public Water Systems Training
Training to help owners and operators of non-community public water systems with a groundwater well to better understand how to properly care for their water supply. Through the course, well owners will obtain the knowledge needed to extend the life of the well and help ensure the water remains safe to drink.
Geographic coverage: The course is available nationwide. It has been pre-approved for 2 hours of operator continuing education credit in 17 states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Rural Community Assistance Partnership, WaterOperator.org
Scholarship for Obstetrical Simulation Course Emergencies and Catastrophes
Provides scholarships to an obstetrical simulation course for 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
Tennessee Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance
Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Tennessee Rural Rotation Opportunities
Opportunities for medical residents in Tennessee to participate in rotations at a variety of rural practice sites across the state.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Tennessee State 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 Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) Inactive
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure. Funds may be used for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, broadband, and business development including entrepreneurship and workforce training.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Tennessee Rural Residency Stipend Program Inactive
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
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Appalachian Community Fund General Fund Inactive
Grants to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress in the Central region of Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization in Coal-Affected Appalachia Inactive
Funding for workforce and economic revitalization activities in communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. Priorities include strengthening the healthcare sector, educational attainment, substance abuse response, and broadband.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 11 states.
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2019
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
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 5, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for primary care practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Project Diabetes in Tennessee Inactive
Grants to implement primary prevention strategies to prevent and/or improve diabetes and obesity in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program Inactive
Funding to support evidence-based initiatives that improve the quality of life and/or quality of care for individuals currently residing in nursing home facilities in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
Grants 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: Nov 26, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
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 Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grants Inactive
Grants for nonprofit organizations in middle Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including health, housing, community development, human services, education, arts, conservation/environment, and employment.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2018
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
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
Southern HIV Impact Fund Urgent Action Grants Inactive
Grants for 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
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model Inactive
An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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
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

Last Updated: 6/7/2019