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Rural Health Disparities – Funding & Opportunities

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Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54 - Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that provide clinical services to medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2023
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Start: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive
Grants to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce racial/ethnic disparities in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Funding is set aside for rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program Inactive
Funding for a single entity to identify, educate, engage, and collaborate with rural stakeholders on national rural health and policy issues and promising practices in an effort to improve the health of people living in rural communities nationwide.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2023
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards Inactive
Honorary awards that recognize hospitals and health systems that have made exceptional efforts to advance equity of care to all patients and spread lessons learned and progress toward diversity, inclusion, and health equity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2023
Sponsors: American Hospital Association, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for researchers that are not employed by the NIH. Loan repayment awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career, not to support specific research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2023
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Brownfield Assessment Grants Inactive
Grants for assessing, prioritizing, and planning for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites that are complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The program has a focus on areas historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfield Cleanup Grants Inactive
Grants to carry out cleanup activities at specific brownfield sites, resulting in better community environmental health. The program has a focus on areas historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2023
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cigna Health and Well-Being Grants Inactive
Grants to address mental health and the root causes of health inequity, including supporting under-resourced and systemically disadvantaged communities with poor social determinants of health. Rural and tribal communities are a priority, among other disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2023
Sponsor: The Cigna Group
Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Funding for observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Populations of focus include older individuals, black Americans, Hispanics, people with low socioeconomic status, and people living outside metropolitan areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2023
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Funding for research to develop and test community-level interventions to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. Populations of focus include American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 9, 2023
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2023
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/18/2023