Funding for Women

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Funds programs to address high rates of infant death by improving health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reducing well-documented racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Supports the provision of direct and enabling services, including screening and referrals, case management, care coordination, health and parenting education, and linkages to clinical care, to enrolled program participants.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
AmeriCorps State and National Grants

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. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
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)
Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant (SUBG) 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 SUBG 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 2, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Inactive

Supports workforce development activities in rural areas throughout the Appalachian, Lower Mississippi Delta (Delta), and Northern Border regions. Provides funds for career training, and support services to prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers, including workers affected by substance use disorder (SUD), for good jobs in high-demand occupations in these regions. Ensures that efforts align with existing economic growth strategies in order to increase employment opportunities and foster long-term regional economic prosperity.

Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2023
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, diversion, treatment, and recovery programs and services to benefit children, youth, and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders. Assists communities in developing a coordinated response to address opioids and substance misuse, overdose, and public safety through collaboration with law enforcement, courts, organizations that address substance use, child welfare agencies and other community stakeholders.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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. Funds may be used for counseling and referrals for substance use issues.

Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2023
Sponsor: Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
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-12 students, which includes students in 2-year post-secondary programs, to enter STEM fields in higher education institutions. Aims to develop a qualified workforce in the areas of food and agriculture to improve economic opportunity in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2023
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Inactive

Funds to develop, improve, and/or enhance statewide or regional networks to expand the capacity of healthcare providers' to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum people for maternal mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), especially for rural and medically underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry Inactive

Strengthens the ability of corrections systems and community-based service providers to support individuals with substances use disorders (SUD), including parents of minor children and pregnant/postpartum women, during the pre-release phase of incarceration and continued through reentry into the community. Works to establish, expand, or improve SUD treatment and recovery programs to increase access to evidence-based, culturally relevant services, including medication-assisted treatment, reduce recidivism, promote long-term recovery, and decrease overdose among the target population.

Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Services Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds treatment, recovery, case management, and harm reduction services and programs in residential treatment facilities for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD) to support and sustain recovery. Aims to reduce infant and maternal mortality; improve family dynamics through access to treatment; and increase access to evidence-based SUD residential services.

Application Deadline: Mar 27, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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 (SUD), with a particular emphasis on treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Assists states in establishing a continuum of care for pregnant and postpartum women in community-based settings. Supports new approaches and service delivery models designed to enhance coordination and efficiency in state systems managed by a state substance use agency.

Application Deadline: Mar 27, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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, postpartum, and persons 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 (SDOH) in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) Inactive

Provides funding to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to healthcare for under-resourced and underserved children and their families in rural and underserved areas through the implementation and evaluation of new or improved evidence-informed, evidence-based strategies, or innovative community-based projects and models of care. Includes substance use services for children and adolescents at risk for substance use disorders (SUD).

Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2022
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
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 disorder (SUD). 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 Branch (ASAB).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
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
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish 3 demonstration projects to implement evidence-based 2-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 (NAS). 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)