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Rural Public Health Agencies – Funding & Opportunities

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Barclay-Giel ​Seed Grants Inactive
Grants for public health projects that have a strong disease and/or injury prevention component that impacts the health of a community by promoting wellness, early detection, and early interventions. Priorities include opioids and addiction, tobacco, community health and economic prosperity, oral health, emerging public health threats, and stopping the spread of health misinformation. Past awards have been given for projects in rural and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation
State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Inactive
Funding for the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the country by providing service primarily in state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 8, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Local Communities through Partnership with Regional Health Offices Inactive
Funding for local public health agencies and other eligible organizations to establish partnerships with community stakeholders to increase vaccine confidence among populations with low vaccination rates, including rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 17, 2021
Sponsors: Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Water and Waste Disposal Revolving Loan Funds Inactive
Grants to help nonprofit organizations establish revolving loan funds that will finance water and wastewater projects in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
ASTHO Public Health Equity Corps Inactive
A paid 2-year fellowship that places fellows with state public health agencies to help build healthy and resilient communities with a particular immediate focus on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Specific vulnerable populations of interest include racial and ethnic minority communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and people who are unsheltered or experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Lead for America
Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access Inactive
Grants to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by mobilizing community outreach workers to educate and assist individuals in medically underserved areas in getting the COVID-19 vaccination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 9, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities Inactive
Grants for training and deployment of community health workers to build and strengthen community resilience to fight COVID-19 in geographic areas and populations that experience health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community-Based Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Inactive
Funding to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by mobilizing community outreach workers, including community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists, to educate and assist individuals in getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Projects should target resources to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities in both rural and urban areas to ensure that challenges such as vaccine confidence and assisting with vaccine accessibility are addressed.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 18, 2021
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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. Priority is given to cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health, the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism, and related issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Sponsor: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program Inactive
Funding to support community-based organizations to use the EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. For this opportunity, underserved community is defined as a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Last Updated: 10/29/2021