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Rural Wellness and Prevention Funding & Opportunities

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Local Foods, Local Places
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 22, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs
Grants for local park and recreation agencies to train instructors in evidence-based physical activity programs that are designed to positively impact chronic disease management, increase physical activity engagement, and improve quality of life. Instructors must provide services to underserved populations, including populations of color, those living in/near the poverty level, those with limited access to healthcare and human services, rural and other remote geographic populations, and populations highly affected by chronic conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Recreation and Park Association
Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the needs of local communities in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, health and human services, quality of life, education, community and economic development, diversity and inclusion, public safety, and environmental sustainability.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Roadmaps to Health Coaching
Offers guidance and support from a community coach for communities who want to improve the health of their populations and work toward building a culture of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Walmart National Giving Program
Grants to national organizations working to empower low-income people, such as programs that address hunger relief and nutrition, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, or career opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program Inactive
Grants to help schools and parent teacher groups with school improvement and to provide for the educational needs of their students. Past projects have involved safety, nutrition, the provision of basic needs, and school gardens.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 24, 2018
Sponsor: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Inactive
Grants for projects designed to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
High Obesity Program Inactive
Funding for land grant college and university projects designed to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are above 40%.
Geographic coverage: Available to serve specific counties in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grant Inactive
Funding to provide nutrition education to participants of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, resulting in healthier food choices and a better understanding of healthy food preparation methods.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
School Grants for Healthy Kids Inactive
Awards funding to implement school health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active, and be better prepared to learn.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: Action for Healthy Kids
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. The Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program has a rural focus in 2018.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Connections for Cardiovascular Health Inactive
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health at the community level.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Sponsor: AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation
Healthy Places for Healthy People Inactive
Provides direct technical support for communities to work with healthcare facilities to promote preventive healthcare and help create vibrant, thriving communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Healthy, Active Native Communities Mini-Grant Inactive
Grants for Tribal Health Departments to implement innovative, culturally sensitive, and effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) Inactive
Awards funding to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 24, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2017
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Population Health Initiative Inactive
Funding to support a representative and committed group of health center grantees and partners that are planning or are engaged in local or state initiatives to engage in “health neighborhoods” that support systems for population health management.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2017
Sponsor: RCHN Community Health Foundation
Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Inactive
Makes honorary awards to recognize clinicians, practices, and health systems that have made a significant impact on hypertension rates within their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Injury Prevention Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives Inactive
Funding to promote the capacity of tribes to build sustainable evidence-based injury prevention programs, with priority on prevention of motor vehicle crash related injuries and unintentional fall injuries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model Inactive
Offers financial incentives to healthcare providers who will use the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association's Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease risk calculator to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 10, 2015
Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) Inactive
Awards funding for research on approaches to addressing health disparities and community engagement strategies in addressing health disparities in socially disadvantaged populations groups. These groups include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 3, 2015
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2015
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations Inactive
Awards funding to minority-serving institutions to partner with community-based organizations to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis-C prevention programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program Inactive
Supports the development of formal rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Testing Multi-Level Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Minority Racial/Ethnic, Low Socioeconomic Status, and/or Rural Populations (UH2/UH3) Inactive
Awards funds for research initiatives designed to reduce disparities in hypertension among high risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2015
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2015
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI Addressing Disparities Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Inactive
Awards funding to Native American/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations for programs that work to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes and their risk factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Wellness Centers: Serving Crime Victims' Needs Inactive
Offers funding to tribes or tribal organizations to develop community wellness, victim-centered strategies, including the establishment of a community wellness center that provides services and resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2014
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime
Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18) Inactive
Awards funding to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings to primary care practices with the ultimate goal of preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 23, 2014
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C Inactive
Awards funding to community coalitions working to address Hepatitis C virus in populations that have documented disparities, including racial/ethic minorities and people with low socio-economic status.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 10, 2014
Application Deadline: May 20, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Minority/Underserved Community Sites (UM1) Inactive
Offers funding to design and conduct cancer prevention, control, and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials for minority/underserved populations, including rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 8, 2013
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2014
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/15/2018