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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, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
Grants for fire departments and EMS organizations for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium Training
Emergency preparedness training and resources for rural first responders, offered both in-person and online, and provided at no cost.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, The Center for Rural Development
Water/Wastewater Utility All-Hazards Bootcamp Training
An online training course for water and wastewater employees responsible for emergency response and recovery activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project Inactive
Provides funding for a demonstration project addressing rural medical communications in order to gain an understanding of barriers and best practices to coordinate emergency response across multiple jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, public health, medical, and transportation agencies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Health Security Award Inactive
An honorary award that recognizes local health departments that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in implementing health security-related initiatives within their jurisdictions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsors: National Association of County and City Health Officials, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen tribal communities and solve local problems through service and volunteering.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 2, 2018
Application Deadline: May 2, 2018
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service

Last Updated: 9/19/2018