Funding for Women

Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program

Provides loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers through all of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs. Funds from each loan program are set aside to specifically target farmers and ranchers who are women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Eligible FSA loan programs include Guaranteed Farm Loans, Farm Operating Loans, Farm Ownership Loans, Microloan Programs, and Youth Loans.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program Inactive

Funds to improve the capacity of tribal justice systems to respond to violence and crimes against Native American women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. Aims to reduce violent crimes, increase victim safety and services, and enhance tribal justice interventions.

Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT) Inactive

Offers flexible funding to provide family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed with substance use disorder, with a particular emphasis on treatment for opioid use disorder. Assists states in establishing a continuum of care for women through strategies such as providing care in nonresidential-based settings. Encourages new approaches and service delivery models designed to enhance coordination and efficiency in state systems managed by a state substance abuse agency.

Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) Inactive

Grants funds to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Implements research, education, and extension initiatives that prepare K-14 students, which includes students in two-year post-secondary programs, to enter STEM fields in higher education institutions. Aims to develop a qualified workforce in the areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences and improve economic opportunity in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants Inactive

Provides competitive funding to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses on the following areas: COVID-19 recovery, racial inequality, child poverty, economic opportunity, Economic Mobility Corps, education, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, faith-based organizations, and healthy futures. Healthy futures emphasize service projects related to substance use and prescription drug misuse through education, prevention, and recovery efforts to address the opioid crisis. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project (COIPP) Inactive

Supports efforts to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through locally designed prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Aims to raise awareness and education of opioid interventions that are family-centered and culturally appropriate, create comprehensive community opioid support teams, and increase the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to meet treatment needs and reduce opioid overdose in AI/AN communities. Emphasizes approaches that promote cross-system collaboration and innovation, with a special focus on services for pregnant women and infants pre-exposed to opioids. COIPP is an initiative of IHS's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) Inactive

Funds to develop community-based projects to expand access to quality child and family healthcare in rural and underserved areas. Promotes collaboration between pediatric providers, human service organizations, and community leaders to expand access to quality clinical and public health services and programs for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents to improve the physical, mental, and social-emotional health status of children and families. Includes substance use services for children and adolescents at risk for substance use disorders (SUD).

Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2020
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS) Inactive

Assists rural communities working to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among pregnant women, mothers, and women of childbearing age who are diagnosed with or at risk for opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports the implementation of evidence-based OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies designed to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health for at risk women, their children, families, and caregivers living in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and programs for pregnant or postpartum women. Provides support services for women, children, and their families, including prenatal and postpartum healthcare, pediatric healthcare, mental health treatment, and social services to improve life outcomes. Aims to reduce substance use; improve family dynamics; and improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness of women, their children, and their families.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories and freely associated states, and one tribe to design and implement activities and services to address the complex needs of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder (SUD). Funds can be used to establish statewide programs and services or to make sub-awards to local organizations to provide SUD services in their region. All activities and services must address core SABG program purposes. Supports SUD treatment, programs, and services for the following populations and services areas: pregnant women, women with dependent children, IV drug users, tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS early intervention services, and primary prevention services.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) Grant Program Inactive

Provides funding for employment training, career services, and supportive services to women directly or indirectly impacted by the opioid crisis. Addresses barriers to work facing women and helps them gain the skills and support to become employed. Seeks to develop multi-disciplinary partnerships among service providers and other key stakeholders with experience serving women workers in order to meet the unique needs of women in communities most affected by opioid use.

Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive

Funds programs to reduce health disparities and decrease the rates of infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy among racial/ethnic minority populations. Serves women, infants, and families for the first 18 months after birth in high-risk communities. Provides services to increase access to quality healthcare and social services for women and infants. Promotes family health and wellness, health education, and prevention activities to support safe and healthy pregnancies, births, and early childhood development.

Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program Inactive

Funds to increase statewide or regional access to services for the screening, assessment, and treatment of maternal depression and related behavioral health disorders among pregnant and postpartum women. Offers resources to providers to improve the mental health and well-being of women and the social and emotional development of their children. Provides women in rural and underserved areas with affordable and culturally/linguistically appropriate treatment and recovery support services for a wide-range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, opioid use disorder (OUD), and alcohol use disorder.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 16, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish three demonstration projects to implement evidence-based two-generational strategies addressing issues facing rural at-risk children, prenatal to age 3, and their parents, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), maternal depression, mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use, and related neonatal abstinence syndrome. Offers technical assistance, training, and support to demonstration sites to coordinate programs and services that support healthy childhood development and increase family economic opportunity.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)