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Rural Public Health Agencies Funding & Opportunities

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Culture of Health Prize
Awards to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives, especially historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Grants to address unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among healthcare professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
A federal-state partnership that provides funding and technical assistance to help water systems and states achieve the health protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Economic Development Assistance Programs
Grants support the implementation of regional economic development, including public works projects and job creation projects. Past projects have included funding for water and wastewater projects in hospitals and healthcare facilities and road infrastructure projects that would support the expansion of healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Nevada Project ECHO Clinics
Training and indirect telehealth consultations for primary care providers to meet the specialty care needs of patients in rural and underserved areas. Providers in Nevada receive priority; however, there is capacity to assist providers nationally.
Geographic coverage: Offered to providers in Nevada and nationally.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Public Health Student Intern Program
A one-semester internship experience within one of HRSA's bureaus or offices for students enrolled in a public health program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Roots of Health Inequity Online Course
An online course and learning collaborative designed for the local public health workforce to explore the social determinants of health and the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Grants Program Inactive
Grants to support pediatric residents in the planning of community-based child health initiatives that increase children’s access to medical homes, immunization services, and specific health services not otherwise available.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments Inactive
Grants for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs, with a specific emphasis on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Household Water Well System Grants Inactive
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations to create lending programs for homeowners to borrow funds for the construction or repair of household water wells.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Water and Waste Disposal Revolving Loan Funds Inactive
Grant funds to help nonprofit organizations establish a lending program that will finance water or wastewater systems for rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
National Health Security Award Inactive
An honorary award that recognizes local health departments that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in implementing health security-related initiatives within their jurisdictions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Sponsors: National Association of County and City Health Officials, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program Inactive
Grants to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in maternal and child health nutrition.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Award for Excellence in Program Innovation Inactive
Awards to recognize innovative best practice models in the field of health and aging.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
Increasing the Body of Knowledge for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Public Health: Small Grants Program Inactive
Grants for organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement, or improve specific aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing in public health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
Sponsor: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Students Inactive
Ten (10) week internship opportunity for students from accredited environmental health academic programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2018
Sponsor: National Environmental Health Association
Preventive Medicine Residency Program Inactive
Grants to provide graduate medical education training to preventive medicine residents for the purpose of increasing the number and quality of preventive medicine residents and physicians to support access to preventive medicine and to improve the health of communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strengthening Rural Local Health Department Capacity to Address Social Determinants of Health Inactive
Training, technical assistance, and project support funding to assist rural teams of local health departments and their partners in applying a Social Determinants of Health lens to their community health improvement planning efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Regional Public Health Training Centers Program Inactive
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
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Host Sites Inactive
Opportunities for local, state, and tribal health departments to host environmental health student interns.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2018
Sponsor: National Environmental Health Association
Solid Waste Management Grant Program Inactive
Offers funds to organizations to provide technical assistance that will reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources and/or improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants Inactive
Grants to fund national organizations that can provide technical assistance to local communities. Assistance will be targeted to help communities create thriving community development and affordable housing strategies that will result in healthier homes and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
NACCHO's Model Practices Award Inactive
Recognizes outstanding local health officials and practices in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Training and Technical Assistance for Small Water Systems Inactive
Grants to provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems, onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, and private well owners located in urban, rural, and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Assessment Grants Inactive
Funding to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Cleanup Grants Inactive
Provides funds to carry out cleanup activities at a specific Brownfields site, resulting in better community environmental health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants Inactive
Grants to eligible agencies to capitalize a revolving loan fund that will provide loans and subgrants to eligible entities to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Behavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance for State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local Health Officials Program Inactive
An 8-month training and technical assistance program for health officials who want to initiate or enhance behavioral health services within their districts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2017
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), National Council for Behavioral Health
Accreditation Support Initiative for Local Public Health Departments Inactive
Offers funding to local public health departments to support accreditation readiness and preparation activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Community Based Model of Public Health Nursing Case Management Services Inactive
Funding to establish a community-based model of public health nursing case management service in order to improve specific behavioral health outcomes of an identified high risk group of patients.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program Inactive
Supports healthcare organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2017
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Inactive
Grants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Improving Hepatitis B and C Care Cascades; Focus on Increased Testing and Diagnosis Inactive
Funds state and local health departments to work with external partners to increase testing and treatment for persons living with Hepatitis B (HBV) and/or Hepatitis C (HCV) infection.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Inactive
Provides funding to improve the infrastructure and build the capacity of tribal public health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maternal and Child Health Research Program (R40) Inactive
Supports translational and applied research that addresses maternal and child health research issues, such as how to improve public health systems and infrastructure, reduce health disparities, increase quality of care, and/or promote the health of MCH populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2015
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model Inactive
Offers financial incentives to healthcare providers who will use the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association's Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease risk calculator to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 10, 2015
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)/Rural Community Development Program (RCD) Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Training and Technical Assistance Project Inactive
Provides grants to multi-state regional organizations to enable the organizations to provide training and technical assistance on water and wastewater management systems to small, low-income, rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2015
Sponsor: ACF Office of Community Services
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages - Mold Remediation and Prevention Inactive
Offers funding for mold remediation and prevention on housing units owned by tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2015
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Environmental Health Services Support for Public Health Drinking Water Programs to Reduce Drinking Water Exposures Inactive
Offers funding to state and local health departments to identify and address drinking water issues and reduce exposures associated with drinking water contamination, especially in communities and populations using small drinking-water systems (e.g. private wells, springs, cisterns, tankered water).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations for programs that work to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes and their risk factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18) Inactive
Awards funding to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings to primary care practices with the ultimate goal of preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 23, 2014
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Last Updated: 8/29/2018