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Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects.

Stronger Together: Federal Funding and Planning Strategies Designed to Promote Sustainable Economic Development in Rural America
Resource guide offering information for rural communities on planning and technical assistance, infrastructure and broadband expansion, entrepreneurship and business assistance, and workforce development and livability. Covers the purpose, eligibility, application process, and contact information for programs from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and USDA Rural Development in each of these areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Economic Development Administration, USDA Rural Development
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Evaluating the Rural Health HIV/AIDS Planning Program
Policy brief describing the experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. Examines barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding. Contains a list of these grantees, brief descriptions of their programs, and themes related to the success of the programs.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower's Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development
Guide for rural communities and borrowers of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funds to learn how to adequately administer their projects and understand their responsibilities as an RUS borrower. Covers application, registration, and electronic systems; financial reporting and management; and maintaining sustainable water and waste-disposal services.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants: Geographic Distribution and Change over Time
Examines the location and network geographic size of applicants funded by the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant. Features statistics including total grantees by number of unique states per year from 2003-2020, states with the most grantees compared to rural population, states with the highest share of rural population compared to grants received, and maps showing state and county distribution of grantees.
Author(s): Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants Awarded to Entities in Counties with Majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Populations, 2003-2020
Policy brief describing the prevalence of Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants awarded to organizations in counties with majority Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) populations. Features statistics on number of grantees by year and focus of work, and percentage of grantees in minority BIPOC counties by year.
Author(s): Mary Gilbertson, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Network Focus Areas among Network Development Planning Grantees, 2003-2020
Policy brief examining focus areas of networks funded by the Network Planning Grant program, to determine whether there are trends in scope and substance of rural health networks. Includes a chart showing focus areas with breakdowns by year from 2003-2020.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Success among Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Awardees: Barriers and Facilitators
Policy brief examining challenges and successes in meeting goals for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, using survey data from 42 rural grantees from the years 2003-2018. Intended to inform policies and programs supporting healthcare and health in rural areas at the local level.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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During Pandemic, Rural Health Foundations Provide Financial Support, Technical Assistance, and Other Services
A collection of articles featuring four rural health foundations and how they are addressing immediate and long-term issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series
Video series to help interested parties learn about the Grants.gov application process. Includes information on registering with Grants.gov, searching for funding opportunities, understanding applicant user roles, the contents of a grant opportunity, and applying through Grants.gov Workspace.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grants.gov
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2020 NACo Legislative Conference: Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs
Audio recording of National Association of Counties (NACo) panel discussion presented on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, describing ways in which counties can access USDA funding programs. Topics include rural electric cooperatives, rural telecommunications, and rural water and wastewater systems. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Last Updated: 5/11/2022