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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Funding & Opportunities

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Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project
Funding for a single entity to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure to improve the delivery of rural medical care and address implementation gaps in the National Emergency Communications Plan.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program
Offers funding to federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations to build climate resilience capacity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Flicker Fund
Emergency response funding for crisis impacted indigenous communities and nations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2024
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)
Program that allows local communities to engage teams of 8-12 AmeriCorps members to carry out service projects designed to strengthen local communities and meet critical needs in the areas of infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship/conservation, natural and other disasters, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations. Health disparity populations include, but are not limited to, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and underserved rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2027
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program
Grants and technical assistance to help individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to mental health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Project TRANSAM
A cooperative action program between the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense that allows for redistribution of surplus medical equipment and supplies for federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Building Rural and Frontier Local Health Department Capacity to Address Disparities and Advance Health Equity Inactive
Training and technical assistance support for local health departments in rural and frontier areas to build capacity to prevent and control infection and transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2024
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Inactive
Grants for fire departments, EMS organizations, and fire academies for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration/regional communication efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2024
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants Inactive
Grants for pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity of state and local governments, tribes, and territories to help them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Priority is given for projects that benefit disadvantaged communities, including rural areas. Funding is specifically set aside for resilient infrastructure projects for tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Last Updated: 7/23/2024