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

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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
COVID-19 Tribal School Preparation for In-Person School Year 2022-2023 Mini-Grant
Mini-grants to cover costs associated with reducing the spread of COVID-19 in tribal schools and to develop and implement plans to ensure students remain safe during in-person classes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
Healthy Eating Research: Evaluating the Implementation and Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-Driven Policies and Programs to Improve Children's Health and Well-Being
Funding for research on how COVID-19 recovery-related social and economic programs and policies impact child obesity, diet quality, food security, and other relevant child and family health outcomes among lower-income and families of color. Populations of focus include Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 11, 2023
Sponsors: Duke University, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their caregivers with projects and initiatives that foster inclusion, community engagement, and health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2022
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
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: Oct 15, 2022
Sponsor: CHS Community Investment
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics as academic geriatricians or academic geriatrics specialists. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants
Funding to support the recruitment, training, and development of public health leaders able to provide service in response to the public health needs of urban and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2023
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
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): Dec 23, 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2023
Sponsors: Duke Clinical Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, UNC Center for Health Equity Research

Last Updated: 9/9/2022