Funding organizations, both government and private, release notices of available grants throughout the year. Some of these grants are a “one time only” opportunity. Other funders accept and award proposals throughout the year or have annual deadlines. The programs below fall into this category:
USDA Rural Development has several grant/loan programs: Community Facilities Program funds essential facilities and equipment; Distance Learning and Telemedicine; and Community Connect (access to broadband service).
US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy. Several grant programs including Rural Health Network Planning, Telehealth Network Grant and Rural Access to Emergency Devices.
National Association of EMTs Training Scholarships
FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant programs (open to EMS).
In addition to the above items, here is an extensive listing of Funding Sources.
Rural Health Essay Awards
There are currently two financial awards for essays and research on rural health issues:
RWHC Annual Monato Rural Essay Prize
$2,500 Award for the University of Wisconsin’s Best Rural Health Paper. Submission deadline: June 1st of each year. Given by the Hermes Monato, Jr. Memorial Fund.
WI-ORH Rural Health Research Paper of the Year
A new award starting in 2014. Details to be announced. Contact John Eich with questions.
These resources list grant opportunities as they become available:
WI-ORH's Rural Reporter Funding Opportunities A daily update of grant announcements.
The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest. Announcements of grant opportunities. On the same page you can subscribe to receive these announcements by email.