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Rural Public Health Agencies – Funding & Opportunities

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Regional Public Health Training Centers Program
Grants to support Regional Public Health Training Centers designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce; enhance the quality of the workforce; and improve the ability of the workforce to meet national, state, and local healthcare needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
Funding to help communities reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs. An emphasis is on projects that will target specific populations, such as rural communities, underserved areas, veterans, caregivers, and/or tribal elders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Associate Program
A paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where associates gain hands-on experience across a variety of public health settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Automatic Sampler Supply, Training, and Troubleshooting for Small Wastewater Utilities
Automatic water samplers, training, and troubleshooting for small wastewater utilities to do wastewater-based disease surveillance for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Water Environment Federation
IHS Rick Smith Injury Prevention Award
Award that recognizes contributions in the field of injury prevention that have led to improved public health for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Public Health Associate Program Host Site Application
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking partnerships with public health agencies and tribal and nongovernmental organizations to serve as host sites for the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). PHAP is a paid training program funded by the CDC where associates gain hands-on experience across a variety of public health settings. Applicants from rural areas are strongly encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program
Funding to support rural health networks to address the need for more trained health professionals, which has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall program goal is to expand public health capacity by supporting healthcare job development, training, and placement in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund
Claims reimbursement at the national Medicare rate for eligible healthcare providers administering authorized COVID-19 vaccines to underinsured individuals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Customized COVID-19 Contact Tracing Curriculum
The development of no-cost COVID-19 contact tracing curricula customized for local public health departments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Public Health Foundation

Last Updated: 1/14/2022