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Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects – Models and Innovations

These stories feature model programs and successful rural projects that can serve as a source of ideas and provide lessons others have learned. Some of the projects or programs may no longer be active. Read about the criteria and evidence-base for programs included.

Other Project Examples

Columbia Gorge Collective Impact Health Specialist
Updated/reviewed June 2021
  • Need: To address the specific health needs of north central Oregon and south central Washington.
  • Intervention: The Collective Impact Health Specialist identifies community needs, convenes community partners to design initiatives that address those needs, and secures funding for health-related initiatives.
  • Results: Thanks to the CIHS, the Columbia Gorge region has received $12.5 million since 2014.
Updated/reviewed August 2020
  • Need: To help rural Missouri organizations secure funding to improve health outcomes.
  • Intervention: MoCAP provides free grant writing services, technical assistance, and a mailing list of funding opportunities to organizations in its 84-county service area.
  • Results: Since 2010, MoCAP has provided support for over 600 proposals and helped bring in more than $290 million in funding.

Last Updated: 6/7/2021