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Grant Funding for COPD Programs

Rural programs frequently rely on grant funding from federal agencies, state agencies and associations, and philanthropic organizations in order to sustain COPD programs.

More information about building relationships with various philanthropies and grant makers can be found in RHIhub's Rural Philanthropy Toolkit.

Federal Agencies

Rural programs often rely on federal grant programs to implement and sustain COPD programs. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's COPD Learn More Breathe Better® 2018-2019 Community Subcontractor Program offers funding to organizations across the U.S. to improve COPD program efforts in a variety of settings.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides funding to a wide variety of organizations including state and local health departments, community organizations, and foundations to implement chronic disease programs. The website maintains a list of current funding opportunities as well as other resources.

State Agencies and Associations

Each state varies in the opportunities its agencies and associations offer to rural programs. RHIhub provides a list of active and inactive funding opportunities by state. Opportunities for COPD program funding may also be found through general searches related to:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Occupational exposures like farming and coal mining
  • Transportation barriers
  • Access to specialty care

Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations

Many foundations and nonprofit organizations provide funding or other resources to implement, expand, or sustain rural COPD programs. Foundations may have a variety of interests ranging from improving access to care in underserved areas, to improving health outcomes among specific populations, to supporting innovative healthcare delivery models. Foundations and nonprofit organizations funding rural COPD programs or research include:

RHIhub provides a list of active and inactive funding opportunities related to chronic respiratory conditions and chronic disease management.