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

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COVID-19 Utilization: Decreasing Oral Health Disparities in Illinois
Grants for innovative community-based strategies designed to increase children's utilization of quality, comprehensive oral health services in communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty. The focus is on communities of color, impoverished communities across Illinois, and rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2021
Sponsors: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
2021 Equity and Accessibility Transportation Planning Grant
Planning grants that address transportation equity, inclusion, and accessibility for diverse older adults and people with disabilities. Another focus area is social isolation caused by COVID-19. Consideration will be given to geographic diversity, which will be achieved by awarding in different states and ensuring a mix of urban, suburban, rural, frontier, and tribal grants.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2021
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center Technical Assistance Program
Technical assistance for nonprofit organizations in the Appalachian region designed to foster long-term growth and sustainability beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 Appalachian states.
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Tennessee COVID-19 Community Health Worker Initiative
Funding to hire, train, and deploy Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address COVID-19 in Tennessee populations that have been disproportionately impacted by long-standing health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Texas Equitable Vaccine Uptake Fund
Grants to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and barriers to vaccine access among vulnerable and historically marginalized populations in Texas, including people of color and under-resourced rural and urban communities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Sponsors: Greater Houston Community Foundation, Your Shot Texas Fund
Wisconsin Community Impact Grant Program
Funding to advance health equity in Wisconsin communities through support for large-scale, evidence-informed, community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health. Projects will also focus on communities and populations most impacted by COVID-19, including rural areas with less access to healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices
Funding for local public health agencies and other eligible organizations to establish partnerships with community stakeholders to increase vaccine confidence among populations with low vaccination rates, including rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
APhA Foundation Incentive Grants
Offers pharmacists seed money to implement or support an innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice. Pharmacists in rural areas have received funding in previous rounds.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2021
Sponsor: American Pharmacists Association
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
Grant to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for broadband infrastructure projects and programs that promote the adoption and use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect and expand access to healthcare for low-income and vulnerable people. The 2021 application cycles focus on racial inequities and the health-related needs of the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Last Updated: 7/23/2021