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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.

HRSA Grants Education and Technical Assistance Webinar Series for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Indian Health, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs
Webinar series provides education and technical assistance for HRSA grants supporting tribes and tribal organizations. Details the grant application process and provides guidance on proposal writing, evaluation, and grant management. Features recordings and handouts for each webinar, along with a summary of the topics covered.
Date: 2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Rural Health Information Hub
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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
6-part video series to assist 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 submitting a federal grant application in Workspace.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization:
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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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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
Assists grant applicants in writing federal grant proposals. 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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The Dynamics of Sustainability: A Primer for Rural Health Organizations
Provides information and case studies on sustainability for rural organizations that are starting new programs. The case studies were identified from a study of rural health organizations that received funding from the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP).
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Sustainability Framework
Identifies components contributing to programmatic and organizational sustainability.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Last Updated: 5/3/2021