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Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Funding & Opportunities

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AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
A national service program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants
Grants to support native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods, food sovereignty programs, lending, youth programming, climate resilience, and COVID-19 response.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance Program
Funding for a single entity to provide technical assistance to rural healthcare networks engaging in workforce training activities who are addressing the critical need for more trained health professionals, which has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CHS Seeds for Stewardship Grants
Matching grants to cooperatives for programs to strengthen hometown communities, with priority given to projects that enhance agriculture safety, farmer well-being, agriculture education, and rural community vitality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Sponsor: CHS Community Investment
Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or disabled domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 15, 2022
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program
Grants to support community partners working to advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives in rural and other underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program
Grants to evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging COVID-19 testing technologies in rural and other underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research
Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Funding Programs
Funding to support community-led economic development and to accelerate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. Investments made under this program will have an emphasis on equity and will directly benefit previously underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, rural areas, and regions with economies that have historically relied on coal mining. Past Economic Development Administration projects have included infrastructure to support healthcare facilities, health workforce development, and health and human services to assist people with getting jobs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Quality Payment Program Exceptions
The opportunity to apply for exceptions to meeting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program requirements. The 2 exceptions include extreme and uncontrollable circumstances and promoting interoperability hardship.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities
Notice of Special Interest for community-engaged research to evaluate strategies to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts and address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 5/4/2022