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    Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
    Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
    Geographic coverage: Available to specific cities in 21 states. See the Where We Give section of the program website for details.
    Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
    Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
    American Electric Power Foundation Grants
    Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger; housing; health and safety; human services; education; and the environment.
    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: All states within the Appalachian Region
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
    Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants
    Awards grants to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
    West Virginia Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of West Virginia, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
    West Virginia Medical Student Loan Program
    Offers forgivable loans to medical students in West Virginia who agree to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia upon graduation.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia
    West Virginia Rural Health Infrastructure Loan Fund
    Offers loans to health providers in West Virginia for capital funding needs including construction, renovation, expansion equipment purchase, technology purchase, and practice acquisition.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: West Virginia Center for Rural Health Development
    West Virginia Family Medicine Rural Scholars Program Inactive
    Offers scholarships to third-year West Virginia medical students who show strong interest in practicing family medicine in rural West Virginia.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2017
    Sponsor: West Virginia University
    West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program Inactive
    Awards incentives to certain health professions students who are in the final year of study and who agree to practice in an underserved or rural area of West Virginia upon graduation.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
    Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia
    West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
    Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of West Virginia.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia
    Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2016
    Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
    Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Inactive
    Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
    Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
    Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

    Last Updated: 4/24/2017