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Increasing Access to HIV Primary Health Care Services
March 22.
  Rural communities may request funding preference for this $4 million investment through HRSA’s Ryan White/HIV AIDS Program.  Twenty-six awards will go to public and non-profit private entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations.  Tribes and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.  Funding is intended to support one short-term activity that can be completed within the one-year period of performance.  Supported activities include care efforts such as HIV case finding and treatment adherence, and infrastructure development such as for electronic health records and management information systems.  Assistance for applicants, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a recording and slides explaining the requirements and process, and more about programs in HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau can be found online at the TargetHIV website

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
March 28.  Eligible nurses working full time in a Critical Shortage Facility may receive 60% repayment of their unpaid nursing education debt in exchange for a two-year commitment to stay and practice in rural and other underserved areas. Participants may be eligible to work a third year and receive an additional 25% of the qualifying loan balance.   

RFP to increase physician awareness and practices to prevent, detect, and control hypertension among priority populations
Proposals due March 30th, 2019.
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will fund up to six health care organizations/practices to develop and implement protocols to prevent, detect, and control hypertension among African-American men ages 35-64 using data. Awards will begin in the spring of 2019 and have the opportunity to last for up to 3 years dependent on federal funding and successful completion of initial work. These demonstrations projects are funded by a grant from the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be found here:

BUILD Health Challenge

Proposals due April 5, 2019

The BUILD Health Challenge is looking to support up to 17 innovative collaboratives within the U.S. that include a community-based organization, hospital or health system, and public health department working together to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Inclusion of additional cross-sector partners such as health plans, businesses, foundations, and others that are aligned with the proposed efforts is encouraged. Each award includes up to $250,000 in funding over two-and-a-half years. Learn more.

SAMHSA: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Minorities at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
April 22.
  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) will make 24 awards of up to $500,000 each to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders, and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, who are at risk for HIV or are receiving HIV services and treatment.  Eligible applicants include state, local and tribal governments, public and private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations.  Racial and ethnic minority populations make up only 15 percent of the rural population, but approximately 62 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS in rural areas are minorities.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation)
May 6. 
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each to rural communities to enhance service delivery for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder. Over the course of a three-year period of performance, grant recipients will implement a set of core prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis.  Award recipients are strongly encouraged to leverage workforce recruitment and retention programs such as the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).  All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer).  The applicant organization must be part of an established network or consortium that includes at least three other separately-owned entities.  At least two of these entities must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.  FORHP will hold a 90-minute webinar for applicants on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11:30-1:00 pm ET.  A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.  For the webinar dial-in and playback information,  please reference page (ii) in the Notice of Funding Opportunity on  (Click “Preview” on the Package tab, and then “Download Instructions”.)  Contact with questions.

SBIRT Program for Women of Reproductive Age Misusing Opioids in Rural Primary Care Settings
Opioid misuse by women during their reproductive years presents a unique opportunity for public health programs to intervene and not only reduce harms to young women, but also to unborn and newborn babies. There is a particular need for this focus in rural areas and to use approaches that meet the unique needs of women. The screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services (SBIRT) is an evidence-based approach that is widely used in substance abuse care settings. However, it is not widely applied in women’s health primary care settings. This initiative calls for the development of an innovative gender-informed opioids programs in primary care settings for women who misuse opioids living in rural areas using the SBIRT approach and evaluate its outcomes.

Grantees will modify, implement and evaluate the SBIRT approach to take a rural-sensitive and approach that meet the unique needs of women. Adaptation of SBIRT may include rural specific access issues and identification of other critical linkages to services from multiple sectors including but not limited to legal assistance; law enforcement; mental health services; substance abuse treatments; and housing.

Entities should demonstrate an impactful relationship with rural communities serving women of childbearing age. Community Health Centers are encouraged to apply.

Summer Food Service Program

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans – Ongoing. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at the USDA provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Eligibility includes rurally-located non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, state and local governments, and Federally Recognized Tribes.

Guaranteed Loans for Rural Rental Housing – Ongoing through 2021

Community Facilities Program – Ongoing

Summer Food Service Program – Ongoing


 Applications accepted on an ongoing basis:


 Bureau of Primary Health Care Loan Guarantee Program
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: N/A
The Bureau of Primary Health Care provides a loan guarantee develop a network or plan, or operate a network or plan already in place in order to support health centers to aggressively move to form managed care networks and plans or practice management networks.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Award: ~$2.2 million annually; 5-12 grants
The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action.  It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.

Healthcare Connect Fund
The Universal Service Administrative Company provides funding to healthcare providers for telecommunications and Internet access services, as well as network equipment, at a flat discounted rate of 65 percent. Participants can apply as a member of the consortium or a stand-alone entity.

Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative Grant
Due: Rolling deadline
The Kresge Foundation has an open grant opportunity for organizations working to connect health and housing; promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and invest in a connection between community development, health and housing.

Hearst Foundation Grants
The Hearst Foundations provides funding to support large-scale health initiatives.

Innovative Population Health Programs and Policies Grant
Due: Rolling deadline
The Kresge Foundation is funding innovative population health programs and policies, in order to spread successful program models and policies that link clinics and communities with the goal of improving the health of vulnerable populations.

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grants
Among other things, provides grants to programs that support health professions education for the care of underserved populations.

Oral Health 2020 Initiative 
The DentaQuest Foundation awards funding to organizations to create networks, establish partnerships, and analyze policy with the goal of eliminating oral disease in children and increasing oral health across the lifespan.

Pfizer, Inc.: Special Events Grants
Grants to support special events held by nonprofit organizations. Special events may include fundraising dinners, walks, biking and golf events, galas, award ceremonies, and similar events that do not provide Pfizer with a tangible benefit.

Roadmaps to Health Coaching
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: N/A
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio Unsolicited Proposals
Due: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Award ceiling: Varies. Most grants are in the $100,000 to $300,000 range, and run from one to three years.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards grants to address healthcare workforce, innovative healthcare solutions, and healthcare to vulnerable populations.

Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG)
The USDA Rural Development offers loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects. 

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Funding to provide support for nonprofit organizations, including for medical purposes.

USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program
Funding to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of childhood education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement, including quality healthcare access. While NC is not one of their priority areas, applicants nationwide are eligible to apply.


NCCHCA Health Center Development Resources
Needs assessment and other resources

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