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Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects Resources

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To Spark or Sustain? Two Equally Important Rural Funder Choices
Blog about rural philanthropy and suggestions for determining the best ways for communities to support local groups, including health services systems.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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The Lonely Rural Funder's Guide to Networking
Blog post examining the benefits of networking and encouraging rural funders to employ a type of creative thinking that is different from that used by urban philanthropic organizations. Includes ideas for promoting networking for rural healthcare institutions.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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Foundations’ Efforts To Improve Rural Health Care
Highlights several rural-specific, foundation-funded projects that are working to address challenges associated with rural health and healthcare. Includes examples in the following problem areas: access, care delivery, publications, quality of care, and rural philanthropy.
Citation: Health Affairs, 36(11), 2023-2025
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
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Learning Workspace Video Series for Organization Applicants
A 6-part video series to assist Grants.gov organization applicants with learning and using Workspace. Workspace is a shared, online environment where multiple members from one organization can access and edit different forms with a grant application simultaneously. Includes information on user roles and access levels, creating a Workspace, adding participants, completing forms, and sum biting a federal grant application in Workspace.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grants.gov
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New Frontiers for Funding: An Introduction to Grantmaking in Rural Aging
Guide for grantmakers interested in supporting projects related to aging in rural communities. Discusses areas of greatest potential and greatest need, how to find partners and grantees, and tips for developing successful rural aging projects. Includes examples of successful projects.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Using Data for Grant Writing
Explains how to find reputable rural-specific local, county, and national data sources and incorporate data in a grant proposal to help show how the proposed project will address a real and compelling need. Presented at the National Rural Health Association Annual Conference, May 11, 2016.
Author(s): Kassie Clarke, Maren Niemeier, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 05/2016
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, Rural Health Information Hub
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Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series
A 7-part video series to assist those interested in learning about the Grants.gov application process. Includes information on obtaining a DUNS number and registering in the System for Award Management (SAM), registering with Grants.gov, learning about applicant user roles, performing a funding search, learning about the anatomy of a funding opportunity, applying with Grants.gov Workspace feature, and learning about the various confirmation emails applicants receive after submission.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grants.gov
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Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns
Describes trends in foundation grant funding provided to benefit rural communities, how funds are allocated, what types of foundations fund rural projects, and how grants are distributed geographically. Includes grants to rural-based organizations and to urban organizations for work primarily benefiting rural areas. Provides information on funding for rural health, as well as topics that impact health, such as food and nutrition. Discusses factors that may impact the capacity of rural communities to secure grant funding.
Author(s): John L. Pender
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Federal Grant Writing Manual
Developed to help grant applicants write federal grant proposals. Manual provides information on the different components of a grant application, including how to develop the goals and objectives, budget, work plan, project sustainability, and evaluation.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Primer for Rural Health Network Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding
Defines and explains how to develop a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a formal business document to be used when creating a network of two or more separate groups or organizations.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Fundamentals of Grant Writing - You Want Me to Write a Grant?
Gives an overview of the grant writing process, including fund seeking, budget, and narrative. Also includes information about federal rural health grant programs.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Dynamics of Sustainability: A Primer for Rural Health Organizations
Provides information and case studies on sustainability for rural organizations that are starting new programs.
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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USDA Rural Utilities Service Borrower’s Guide: A How-to for Water and Wastewater Loans from USDA Rural Development
Designed for small, rural communities and borrowers of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) funds to learn how to adequately administer their projects and understand other responsibilities of being a borrower.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue from Within
Examines the disparity in giving between urban and rural nonprofits, and how geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce the ability for rural nonprofits to secure funding. Offers substantive recommendations on ways to make philanthropy more responsive to rural America.
Author(s): Rachel Swierzewski
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Stats for Scaredy-Cats: A How-To Guide for Rural Data Users
Guide to help rural stakeholders describe their communities using statistics. Discusses basic statistical techniques for use in grant writing, analyzing reports, and evaluating programs. Includes sections on understanding data, working with data, and gathering data.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Grants by Location - US by Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan
Provides information on grants awarded to rural areas by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its 11 operating divisions. Search by year, organization, state, and metro/non-metro status.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural e-News
Online monthly newsletter providing funding opportunities, training, and resources relevant to rural economic development, community development, and education.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Rural LISC
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Sustainability Planning Tools
Collection of resources to help consider long-term program sustainability plans that address community needs and engage partners and stakeholders in the process.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Grant Space
Offers information, resources, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help organizations become nonprofits, secure funding, and operate effective organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Center
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Apply for a Grant
Assists applicants navigate the grant application process. Provides online, technical assistance and resources, such as webinars, application and submission guidance, and tips for writing successful Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Guide to Community Preventive Services
Shares effective methods for improving population health and addressing public health issues, informed by evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Economic Impact Analysis Tool
Generates summary reports detailing how grant spending can benefit a local, rural economy. Reports can reflect past, current, and future grant spending. Tool can be used by any rural community health organization wanting to know how their activities economic impact their community.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HRSA Open Opportunities
Provides details on HRSA's competitive grant offerings for the current fiscal year.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Rural Health Grants Eligibility Advisor
Determines if a community is rural according to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s (FORHP) definition.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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RHIhub State Guides
Provides statistics, maps, publications, organizations, program examples, and other resources related to rural health for all 50 states, as well as the U.S. territories and commonwealths.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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RHIhub Maps
Provides national maps on a variety of topics relevant to rural health, as well as state-level maps showing the location of rural healthcare facilities. Maps may be used in grant applications, presentations, and reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HRSA Data Warehouse
Provides access to maps, data, reports, and dashboards covering Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program data, as well as health-related data from external sources. Includes data on HRSA’s grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services. Includes information on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs.
Additional links: Rural Health Topic Area
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Community Foundation Locator
Directory of community foundations in each state. Includes addresses, contact names, and links to foundation websites.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Council on Foundations
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Grants.gov
Serves as a single, comprehensive website with information about finding and applying for all federal grant programs.
Type: Website
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Foundation Directory Online
Provides information on over 100,000 foundations, including contact information, fields of interest, program areas, and fiscal information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Center
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Introduction to Project Budgets
Offers an online course covering the basics of developing a project budget. Most appropriate for those who have general knowledge of proposal development.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Center
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Proposal Writing Short Course
Online course introducing the proposal writing process.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Center
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AFP Consultants Directory
Serves as a database of fundraising consultants. Services covered include grant writing, board and staff training, database and web site development and much more. Searchable by consultant specialty and state.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Association of Fundraising Professionals
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HHS Grants
Information for prospective and current grantees about U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant programs, the grant application processes, and grant management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Federal Register
Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential documents. Provides access to information about federal benefits and opportunities for funding.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
Official publication for National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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Assistance Listings
Contains information on all available federal programs including grant eligibility, application procedures, selection criteria, and program deadlines. Includes all functionality and data formerly made available through the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. General Services Administration
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Last Updated: 7/18/2018