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Rural Health Policy Funding & Opportunities

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Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies
Will fund one entity that is able to assist rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Commonwealth Fund Health Grants
Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows Inactive
A fellowship program designed to develop the capacity of midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to participate in health policy processes at the federal level.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2017
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Impact Project Inactive
Grants to support the use of health impact assessment to improve local health outcomes and to build the capacity of organizations to conduct health impact assessments to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Rural Health Fellows Program Inactive
A year-long, intensive program designed to develop a community of rural health leaders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Sponsor: National Rural Health Association
NOSORH Awards Inactive
Awards given by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH). NOSORH membership is required for some of the awards.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 4, 2017
Sponsor: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
NACHC Policy Internship Program Inactive
Internships in Washington, D.C. for individuals who are interested in improving health for medically underserved communities and the relationship between health centers and the evolving healthcare system.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of Community Health Centers
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Four change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. Helps develop and support leaders who are from or working with communities with limited resources and opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2017
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Funding to disseminate and market policy-oriented information for use by diverse audiences and policymakers at national, state, and community levels to inform and raise awareness of issues affecting rural health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Policy Analysis Program Inactive
Grant to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting health and human services in rural communities that informs policymakers on a national scope.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2016
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Value-based Payment Reform Academy: Advancing Value-based Payment Methodologies for Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics Inactive
Provides technical assistance to assist states in the transformation of healthcare through the development and implementation of value-based alternative payment methodologies (APMs) for Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2016
Sponsor: National Academy for State Health Policy
Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to healthcare and population health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice Inactive
Offers a fellowship to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in healthcare advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2016
Sponsor: Families USA
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Awards funding to operate a telehealth focused research center which will work to assist rural health providers and governmental decision makers by increasing the amount of policy-relevant telehealth related research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Will award funding for one organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. Awardees will work to inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Value Program Inactive
Offers funding to establish and operate the Rural Health Value Program, which will inform rural healthcare providers and stakeholders about set policies impacting healthcare providers and the impacts of healthcare system delivery changes. The awardee will also offer technical assistance to rural providers seeking new approaches to healthcare delivery in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01) Inactive
Funds system-level health services and policy research that can contribute to the elimination of health disparities, with an emphasis on research related to minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2014
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2015
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program Inactive
Provides funding for a national organization to work to develop and maintain projects that will help support rural communities through a broad range of activities including identifying and promoting rural health policy issues, and promoting available resources and promising practices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to inform policymakers and rural healthcare providers about how changes in the healthcare delivery system may affect them, and to provide technical assistance to rural providers in identifying potential new approaches to healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2012
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 11/21/2017