New Funding Programs from the Past 30 Days

New Funding Programs from the Past 30 Days

Find new funding that may be used to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues in rural communities.

H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program

Provides funding for the creation of employment and training programs in high demand rural healthcare occupations, including behavioral and mental healthcare. Seeks to address rural health workforce shortages by increasing the number of individuals training in occupations that directly impact the care of rural populations. Assists unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers to transition into sustainable health careers that qualify as middle or high-skilled occupations under the H-1B visa program. Focuses on training for veterans, military spouses, transitioning service members, women, people of color, ex-offenders, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented rural populations.

Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model: Community Transformation Track

Provides funding to transform healthcare delivery systems in rural communities using the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. Supports the implementation of a community-developed healthcare system redesign strategy that utilizes innovative payment and service delivery models to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for rural residents. The model offers providers increased operational and regulatory flexibility and capitated reimbursement to help reduce costs and ensure a more stable, sustainable, and better performing system of rural healthcare.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable health, wellness, and prevention information to the public.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Formula Grants for Rural Areas

Provides funding to assist states and tribes with supporting, maintaining, and expanding upon current public transit services in rural communities to enhance access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. States may either carry out public transit projects directly or grant funds to subrecipients to meet local transportation needs.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
High Cost Program - Connect America Fund

Offers financial support to telecommunication service providers who provide rural communities with access to high-speed broadband access, specifically in markets that do not support the infrastructure and network costs of telecommunications carriers' providing the service.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans

Provides direct, competitive loans to support the construction, improvement, and purchase of multi-family rental housing in rural areas for families with low income, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Helps applicants gain access to financing on terms that will allow them to set rents at an affordable rate for tenants with low income. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide necessary infrastructure for multi-family housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Supports local self-help housing construction projects in rural areas. Funds organizations that will recruit, supervise, and provide technical assistance to groups of individuals and families with low-income to enable them to construct their own homes. Aims to make homeownership possible for people living in substandard housing or who otherwise would not qualify as homeowners.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Business Investment Program

Provides licenses to newly formed, for-profit entities to operate as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC). RBICs make equity capital investments in small, rural enterprises that may otherwise have difficulty accessing venture capital. Seeks to develop economies, create wealth, and increase job opportunities for people living in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Strategic Economic and Community Development

Supports regional economic development plans for rural areas by providing additional financial assistance to multi-jurisdictional projects implemented through one of four USDA Rural Development programs. Funding is intended to help projects overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and leverage federal, state, local, and private resources in order to have a greater, regional impact on the economic conditions and quality of life in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)