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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Funding & Opportunities

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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: Sep 7, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 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
FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response
Provides reimbursement to eligible state, territorial, tribal, and local government entities, and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declarations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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
American Rescue Plan Tribal Environmental Justice Small Grants Inactive
Grants for federally recognized tribal governments to engage tribal members and others living on tribal lands to address local environmental and public health issues. Projects should establish or modify public participation programs where fair treatment and meaningful participation priorities have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Flicker Fund Inactive
Emergency response funding for crisis impacted indigenous communities and nations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2022
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
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: Jan 21, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Advancing Disaster Education Initiatives in Rural America Inactive
Grants for the development of innovative educational resources and Extension initiatives to address the preparation for, response to, and recovery from hazards and disasters in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2021
Sponsor: Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity Inactive
Funding for Indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. A broad spectrum of projects will be funded, including infrastructure projects such as broadband, energy, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure; vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Last Updated: 5/18/2022