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Tennessee Funding & Opportunities

Delta Health Systems Implementation Program
Funding to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare access in rural areas of the Delta region. Projects should focus on financial and operational improvement, quality improvement, telehealth, and workforce development in hospitals.
Geographic coverage: 252 counties and parishes within the 8 state Delta region
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2024
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
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: Jun 25, 2024
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Tennessee Rural Health Awards
Honorary awards for programs and people who are working to improve rural health in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2024
Sponsor: Rural Health Association of Tennessee
Delta Region Innovative Readiness Training Medical Missions
An opportunity to host a U.S. Department of Defense readiness training mission to bring medical, dental, and optical care to rural communities in the Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 8 Delta Region states.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2024
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, U.S. Department of Defense
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 28 states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Lead for America
American Electric Power Foundation Grants
Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, social/racial equity, and the environment in American Electric Power's 11-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: Locations within the Appalachian Regional Commission service area
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
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

Last Updated: 6/11/2024