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Rural Public Health Funding & Opportunities

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Solid Waste Management Grant Program
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
Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants
Grants for organizations that assist communities with water or wastewater operations through technical assistance and/or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
National Environmental Public Health Internship Program Application for Host Sites
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
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
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Preventive Medicine Residency Program
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
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Grants Program
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
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics
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 11 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Public Health Student Volunteer Program
Provides 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
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
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
Culture of Health Prize Inactive
Awards that honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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
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
Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions Inactive
Funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% tobacco-free college policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2017
Sponsor: Truth Initiative
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
Provides financial assistance 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: Oct 10, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
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
Household Water Well System Grants Inactive
Provides grants to nonprofit organization to create lending programs for homeowners to borrow funds for the construction or repair of household water wells.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Water and Waste Revolving Loan Funds Inactive
Grant funds to establish a lending program that will finance water or wastewater systems for rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
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
Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites Inactive
Awards funding to identify, address, and improve community health in revitalizing Brownfield/Land Reuse sites. Projects must pay particular attention to identifying and addressing health issues prior to redevelopment and assessing changes in community health associated with revitalization.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 3, 2016
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 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
Lessons in Infection Control Initiative (LINC) Inactive
Awards funding to local health departments to improve healthcare and community infection control and improve capacity for responding to infectious diseases.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2016
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grants Inactive
Awards funding to existing programs that work to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for Native American children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
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
Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program Inactive
Awards funding to develop innovative education and training programs that will use flexible, distance training methods to train public health workers in isolated areas of the country who may lack access to traditional Maternal and Child Health training programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2014
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program Inactive
Awards grants to nutritionist graduate education programs for curriculum development with a focus on women and children, administration leadership, and technical assistance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2013
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Capacity Building Assistance to Improve Health in Tribal Populations Inactive
Funding to provide financial assistance to applicants serving tribal health departments (or their equivalents) so these organizations can provide capacity building assistance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 13, 2012
Application Deadline: May 4, 2012
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program Inactive
Funding to support community development planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2011
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Public Prevention Health Fund: Community Transformation Grant Inactive
Grants aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2011
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Affordable Care Act Health Center Planning Grants Inactive
The purpose of planning grants is to demonstrate the need for health services in the community from public or non-profit organizations seeking a grant to plan for the development of a comprehensive primary care health center.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2011
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Public Health Conference Support Grant Program Inactive
Grants to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 12/5/2017