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Funding Opportunities – Non-USDA

Improving Mental Health Access for Farming and Rural Communities

The free three-part webinar series by the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center are scheduled for July 2, and July 9. The series addresses topics important to rural communities, including the mental health crisis, and unique stressors caused by COVID-19. 

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State and Local Government Financial Wellness Grants Program

The State and Local Government Financial Wellness Grants Program, administered by the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation and its partners, will provide support to state and local governments that have the interest and capacity to develop and offer a financial wellness program to their employees. Grant amounts range up to $100,000, depending on the number of employees reached. Proposals are encouraged from any local or state governmental entity of any size and from any part of the United States, including the U.S. territories. 

Deadline: July 15, 2020.

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VA -  Grants for the Transportation of Veterans to Highly Rural Areas

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is offering grants for new organizations to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA medical centers and to otherwise assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care to these veterans.  

Deadline: July 17, 2020.

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HHS- Administration for Children and Families (ACF)- Community Economic Development Projects

The Office of Community Services (OCS) will award approximately $13.6 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low-income.

Deadline: July 17, 2020.

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Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Labor program will fund projects supporting rural communities in aligning workforce development efforts with economic development plans, serving the following areas hard-hit by economic transition and recovering slowly: The Appalachian region; and The Lower Mississippi Delta region.  

Deadline:  July 29, 2020.

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Indian Health Service - Tribal Management Grant Program

The TMG Program is a competitive grant program that is capacity building and developmental in nature that is available for federally-recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TOs).

Deadline: August 17, 2020

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National Rural Health Association Rural Health Fellows program

The National Rural Health Association Rural Health Fellows program is a yearlong, intensive training program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

Deadline: September 3, 2020.

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HHS-Administration for Community Living

Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness & social isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge. Develop a software platform that increases awareness of, access to and use of social engagement technologies and programming to help curtail the impact of loneliness and social isolation.

Deadline: September 8, 2020

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Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that lack access.  The first phase of the FCC reverse auction will target over six million homes and businesses in census blocks that are entirely underserved by voice and broadband with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps.  Deadline: October 22, 2020.

Deadline: Rolling/Ongoing

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North Texas Cares Corona Virus Relief Fund

North Texas Cares Corona Virus Relief Fund will award funds to nonprofit organizations providing services in the North Texas area to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food or healthcare; supplementing lost wages or housing costs; serving vulnerable populations; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning. 

Deadline: Rolling

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Emergent Fund Covid-19 Rapid Response Grants 

Emergent Fund grants will be provided to nonprofit organizations mobilizing to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities.  

Deadline: Open

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William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund: Covid-19 Response Grants

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19. Support could include crisis response that addresses the physical, social, and emotional well-being and safety of those most affected by racism and poverty. Applications are currently being accepted.

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Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training

In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times. USDA’s Cooperative Extension System, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have worked together to bring this course online for the public.

Deadline: Ongoing

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We R Native Youth Community Service Mini-Grants

Step up and shape your community in positive ways with a community service mini grant. Open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13-21 years old with an adult mentor. The grant funds up to $475 for a community service project.

Deadline: Ongoing

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DOJ-BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

This program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to implement and enhance the operations of adult drug courts and veterans treatment courts.

Closing date: June 1, 2020

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EPA-Office of Children’s Health Protection 

The purpose of the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative is to provide capacity building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings. The Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children.

Closing date: June 1, 2020

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HHS-SAMHSA Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grant 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support grants (Short Title: Workforce Support). The purpose of this program is to implement evidence-based programs to support individuals in substance use disorder treatment and recovery to live independently and participate in the workforce.

Closing date: June 1, 2020

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DOT-FTA Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program FY2020 Notice of Funding 

FTA announced the availability of $8.5 million in HOPE Program funds to improve transit services or facilities in areas of persistent poverty through planning, engineering, technical studies, or financial plans.

Closing date: June 3, 2020

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Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combatting Violent Crime

The purpose of this program is to provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop effective strategies and programs to address and prosecute individuals who commit violent crime.

Closing date: June 8, 2020

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HHS-SAMHSA State Opioid Response (SOR) Technical Assistance

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 State Opioid Response (SOR) Technical Assistance (TA) grant. This grant will be provided to a single entity who will serve as the central coordinating point for ensuring the requirements of this funding opportunity are met.

Closing date: June 8, 2020

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DOJ-BJA Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program 

The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program supports Department of Justice priorities to reduce serious and violent crime, including gun violence; dismantle gang activity; and strengthen local capacity to combat drug abuse.

Closing date: June 11, 2020

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HHS-HRSA Telehealth Network Grant Program 

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The funding opportunity is aimed towards promoting rural Tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services (Tele-EMS).

Closing date: June 15, 2020

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HHS-HRSA Rural Telementoring Training Center 

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program. The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence (COEs) to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models (such as Project ECHO, ECHO-like models, and other emerging models in the field).

Closing date: June 16, 2020

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HHS-HRSA Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center (TF RHRC) Program. This NOFO will fund two Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Centers, one evaluation-focused and one evidence-focused.

Closing date: July 1, 2020

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    HHS-SAMHSA: Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant 

    SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country. 

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

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    HHS-HRSA Telehealth Network Grant Program

    This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The funding opportunity is aimed towards promoting rural Tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services (Tele-EMS). This will be achieved by enhancing telehealth networks to deliver 24-hour Emergency Department (ED) consultation services via telehealth to rural providers without emergency care specialists. 

    Deadline: June 15, 2020.

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    Community Facilities Fund

    RURAL LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) created the Community Facilities Fund to provide capital to help develop and improve essential community facilities in rural areas. Rural LISC utilizes this fund to provide permanent and construction-to-permanent financing for rural community facilities, including health care centers, hospitals, educational facilities, and other nonprofit and public facilities in rural communities with populations under 20,000.
    Deadline: Ongoing

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