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Rural Schools and Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program
Grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in high need schools and local educational agencies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2022
Sponsors: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), U.S. Department of Education
Farm to School Grant Program
Grants to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods and nutrition/agriculture resources in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2023
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions in School Settings
Notice of Special Interest for dissemination and implementation research to support innovative approaches to overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions to support children's mental, emotional, and behavioral health in school settings. Health disparity populations, including individuals living in rural areas, are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Summer Food Service Program
Funding to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
COVID-19 Tribal School Preparation for In-Person School Year 2022-2023 Mini-Grant Inactive
Mini-grants to cover costs associated with reducing the spread of COVID-19 in tribal schools and to develop and implement plans to ensure students remain safe during in-person classes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Indian Health Board
Full-Service Community Schools Program Inactive
Funding to establish or expand full-service community schools, which are designed to improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, with a priority given to high poverty rural schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program Inactive
Funding for small, rural Local Education Agencies for initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Activities may include drug prevention, violence prevention, school-based health services, and other health-related programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Inactive
Funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2022
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support new and existing edible gardens at K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation

Last Updated: 10/6/2022