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Rural Veterans and Access to Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Grants for new organizations to assist veterans with transportation in highly rural areas. Applicants should provide transportation services to VA medical centers and assist with transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care to these veterans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Stand Down Grants
Provides funding for events that offer homeless veteran populations a variety of social services designed to help them to reintegrate into their communities, such as housing, healthcare, and employment opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2025
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
Virtual Living Room - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas
A grant program that combines rural technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resources, and local support to provide solutions to improve healthcare access for veterans in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Foundation for Rural Service, NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grants Inactive
Community-based grants for eligible entities to provide, or coordinate the provision of, suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families. Priority is given to rural communities, tribal lands, medically underserved areas, and U.S. Territories.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Inactive
Two-year residential fellowship for clinicians who are interested in making veteran healthcare equitable and accessible for marginalized and rural populations. Fellows split their time between in-person clinical work, independent studies, and structured didactics while guided by a set of experienced mentors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Inactive
Grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide supportive services for very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Supportive services grants will be equitably distributed across geographic regions, including rural communities and tribal lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 23, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Rural Scholars Fellowship Inactive
Two year fellowship program designed to develop a cadre of Veterans Health Administration clinicians with the skills, knowledge, and professional networks necessary to become leaders and innovators in rural healthcare delivery systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Homeless Providers Per Diem Only Grant Program Inactive
Funding for eligible entities to provide provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 5/20/2024