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Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Emergency Capital Investment Program Inactive
Funding for certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) to provide loans, grants, and forbearance for small businesses, minority-owned businesses, and consumers, especially in low-income and underserved communities, that have been disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A set aside of $2 billion is available for smaller CDFIs and MDIs with less than $500 million in assets.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Rapid Response Program Inactive
Grants to Community Development Financial Institutions to deliver immediate assistance to underserved communities, including rural areas, that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsors: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
Community Connect Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Grants for communities without broadband access to provide residential and business broadband service and connect facilities such as police and fire stations, healthcare, libraries, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant Combinations, and Loan Guarantees Inactive
Loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Community Economic Development Focus on Social Enterprises Inactive
Grants to provide technical and financial assistance to support organizations willing to create or expand social enterprises that will work to reduce personal or community barriers and provide economic support through the creation of employment and business opportunities for individuals and families with low income. Bonus points will be given to projects that create jobs in rural communities and counties of persistent poverty.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oral Health Services Expansion Grants Inactive
Awards funding to Section 330 Health Center grantees to enhance or expand oral health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
Provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
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: Grants have been awarded in 36 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation

Last Updated: 4/5/2021