Maryland State Office of Rural Health (SORH) Funding Opportunities



​Title

​Opp Number

Opening Date

​Closing Date

​Summary

U.S. Healthcare System Brain Health and Alzheimer's Care Fellowship Program

​07-21-2024
​The Davos Alzheimer's Collaborative is accepting applications from U.S. healthcare systems for the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Care Fellowship Program. The program focuses on improving rates of early detection in primary care settings through seed funding, implementation coaching based on the Early Detection Blueprint, and participation in monthly community of practice meetings.

National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program​

​ongoing
​The Afterschool Snack Program is a federally assisted snack program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. School districts and independent schools that choose to take part in the snack program receive cash subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each snack they serve. In return, they must serve snacks that meet federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced price snacks to eligible children.

​​Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program

​ongoing
​The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program (WIFIA) provides secured, direct loans and loan guarantees for eligible water infrastructure projects.

Eligible projects include:

Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

​HRSA-25-079
​06-26-205
​08-08-2024
​The purpose of the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of federal graduate medical education (GME) funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. Federal funding for GME is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and goes to full-service teaching hospitals that serve primarily adult patients. Freestanding children’s hospitals receive little to no GME funding from Medicare because children’s hospitals have a low Medicare caseload. The CHGME Payment Program is administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Washington Family Medicine OB Fellowship


​09-30-2024
​The Family Medicine Residency Spokane provides a fellowship in obstetrics and family medicine which includes 13 four-week rotations that offer the opportunity to learn management of high risk and operative obstetrics. The program is intended for family physicians seeking training in surgical obstetrics, care of high risk and complicated pregnancies, and management of the medical complications of pregnancy. Obstetric fellows will be prepared to serve in a rural, isolated, or underserved location, or to teach obstetrics in a family medicine residency program.
APhA Foundation Incentive Grants

09-01-2024
​APhA Foundation Incentive Grants offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice. Grants focus on ambulatory pharmacy-based innovation.​

Rural Health Fellows Leadership Program

​09-12-2024

The Rural Health Fellows Program is designed to educate and develop a community of rural health leaders who will choose to serve in key positions in the National Rural Health Association, affiliated rural health advocacy groups, and local and state legislative bodies, with a specific focus on health equity.

Caring for Communities Grants



08-12-2024
​The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) will provide grants to qualified nonprofit health centers for providing healthcare to disadvantaged communities and populations. Projects that seek to launch a new program or initiative or incorporate a new or innovative practice into an existing program will receive preference.

Children's Advocacy National Subgrant Program

​08-02-2024
​The Children's Advocacy National Subgrant Program provides funding for the establishment, improvement, and expansion of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) to provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies.

​STRIDE OT Research Fund


​07-19-2024
​The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), standing for Research Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE) committee is offering research funds to occupational therapy (OT) graduates and clinicians from an under-represented background, with disabilities, and/or from under-resourced backgrounds to address the urgent need of broadening their representation in OT research. This research fund will support their participation in a mentored research experience at an institution other than their own (previously called the STRIDE OT Research Fund or SRF).​

Technology-enabled C​ollaborative Learning Program

​HRSA-24-121
​07-01-2024
​08-02-2024
​This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Technology-enabled Collaborative Learning Program (TCLP). The purpose of this program is to improve retention of health care providers and increase access to health care services, such as those to address chronic diseases and conditions (including Alzheimer’s disease), infectious diseases, mental health and substance use disorders, prenatal and maternal health, pediatric care, pain management, palliative care, and other specialty care in rural areas, frontier areas, health professional shortage areas, or medically underserved areas and for medically underserved populations or Native Americans. Recipients will evaluate, develop, and, as appropriate, expand the use of technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models. In this NOFO, the term "technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building model" means a distance health education model that connects health care professionals, and particularly specialists, with multiple other health care professionals through simultaneous interactive videoconferencing for the purpose of facilitating case-based learning, disseminating best practices, and evaluating outcomes. This cooperative agreement aligns with HRSA’s goals of promoting a health care workforce to address current and emerging needs, improving access to quality health services, achieving health equity, and enhancing population health. The development and acquisition of instructional programming by the TCLP will increase access to quality care using telehealth and innovative technology solutions. The TCLP will also provide training for health care providers and other professionals that provide or assist in the provision of services, including training on best practices for data collection and evaluation activities to study the impact on patient outcomes and health care providers.

Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project




DHS-24-CISA-120-REMCDP-001​​​
​06-18-2024
​​09-08-2024
​​​The Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) will provide funding for a single entity to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure to improve the delivery of rural medical care and address implementation gaps in the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).

Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge​

​08-08-2024
​The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts will provide Funding for projects that bring an innovative approach to long-standing and complex issues related to the nation's opioid crisis. According to the funder, projects should "explore and/or evaluate new outside-the-box ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields, and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to reduce overdoses, increase access to treatment, and support long-term recovery." Applications that address rural and underserved populations are encouraged.

Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) - Workforce Expansion Program (WEP)

​HRSA-24-098
​06-14-2024
​​07-26-2024
The purpose of the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) - Workforce Expansion Program (WEP) is to increase the nursing workforce in rural (non-metro) and underserved areas to address the critical shortage of nurses, specifically in acute and long-term care settings.

NOSORH Awards

​07-19-2024
SORH Innovation Award
This award honors a State Office of Rural Health that has demonstrated creative and engaging community outreach, programs, and activities to advance rural health.

Collaboration Award
This award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates leadership in recognizing and promoting National Rural Health Day and the ​Power of Rural throughout the year.


NOSORH Advocate Award
This award recognizes a State Office of Rural Health or an individual who has demonstrated exemplary collaboration with stakeholders or partners to raise awareness of State Offices of Rural Health, NOSORH, and/or rural communities.

Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program - Workforce Development & Adult Learning

​06-10-2024
​08-26-2024
​In 2022, the Maryland General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 518 - Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program, which established the Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program. The purpose of the program is to provide matching grants to eligible employers that pay for training programs attended by health care workers, resulting in increased opportunities for health care workers to receive training across the State.

The Department released a call for proposals on June 10, 2024. Applications will be due on August 26, 2024 and grants will begin on November 1, 2024. A pre-proposal conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register, please email Brittney Hansen. The application, budget template, and policy can be found below. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program - Workforce Development & Adult Learning

​06-10-2024
​08-26-2024
​In 2022, the Maryland General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 518 - Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program, which established the Career Pathways for Healthcare Workers Program. The purpose of the program is to provide matching grants to eligible employers that pay for training programs attended by health care workers, resulting in increased opportunities for health care workers to receive training across the State.

The Department released a call for proposals on June 10, 2024. Applications will be due on August 26, 2024 and grants will begin on November 1, 2024. A pre-proposal conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register, please email Brittney Hansen. The application, budget template, and policy can be found below. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Service Area Competition - Additional Area Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of January 1, 2025)
​HRSA-25-087
​06-04-2024
​08-05-2024
The Health Center Program provides grants to health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. This program targets the nation's neediest populations and geographic regions. Areas with an January 1, 2025 project period start date are eligible to apply.

Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program



FR-6800-N-05
05-30-2024
09-30-2024
The Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program provides grants to fund service coordinators to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic self-sufficiency, including the provision of job training, employment, adult education, housing, and health resources. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the service coordinator links them to supportive services which enables them to age and remain in place.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Assessing Real-World Effectiveness and Implementation of Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication among Rural Communities​


05-26-2024
1​0-10-2024
This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest for research that generates evidence on the real-world effectiveness of telehealth collaboration among healthcare providers for consultation, second opinions, and other purposes, referred to as provider-to-provider telehealth (PPT). PPT offers remote access to critical health expertise that might not exist locally in some rural communities.

​Meeting the Basic Needs of Underserved Crime Victims


05-30-2024
08-01-2024
The Office for Victims of Crime is offering funding to to increase the availability and accessibility of basic services and assistance to crime victims and survivors from communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.

New Access Points

HRSA-25-085
​05-30-2024
​08-15-2024
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announces the opportunity to apply for New Access Points (NAP) funding under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this funding is to support new health center service delivery sites to expand affordable, accessible, and high-quality primary health care for underserved communities and populations. In this NOFO, such sites are referred to as new access points. Award recipients will use NAP funding to provide primary health care services at one or more new access points.

John and Polly Sparks First Responder Grant for Rural First Responders Mental Health Interventions​



​10-23-2024
The American Psychological Foundation will provide grants for evidence-based research and intervention in providing mental health training dissemination to first responders in rural areas.

The Foundation is looking for projects that can be replicated throughout the targeted demographic, as well as projects with the potential to leverage this funding to expand the project and increase impact.

​Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship



Ongoing
​The Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship provides stipend scholarships for medical students to complete a rural rotation designed to teach future physicians about anesthesia in rural areas. Applicants will work with a mentor at a designated rural site.
Applicants must be third or fourth year medical students in an approved U.S. program and a medical student member of the American Society of Anethesiologists (ASA).​
Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program

​Ongoing
​The HRSA Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program facilitates access to capital funding and reduces financing costs for health centers by guaranteeing up to 80% of financing needed to support capital infrastructure projects. After approving a loan guarantee, HRSA monitors the loan repayment status and assesses the operational/financial viability of the health center during the life of the loan.

Funding may be used for the construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and modernization of health center medical facilities.​

Walmart Foundation Spark Good Local Grant Program



​03-01-2024
​07-15-2024​
​The Walmart Community Grant Program provides grants to support the unique needs of local communities in the service areas of Walmart and Sam's Club stores.
Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program

​09-09-2024​​
​The Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program provides funding for projects in rural communities served by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) members.

Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)



​09-07-2024
This program provides funding for research focused on developing and testing strategies that adapt/implement recommended guidelines of comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes from health disparity populations.

Community Economic Development Projects​

​HHS-2024-ACF-OCS-EE-1965
​05-02-2024
​07-17-2024
​The Community Economic Development (CED) program provides funding for projects aimed at business development opportunities and creating employment for low-income individuals located in geographic areas with a demonstrated need. Priority points will be awarded to projects that will create jobs in rural communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment, or substance use disorder, or hire individuals with low income from rural communities to fill positions created.

Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund



​04/15/2024
​07/12/2024
Grants to promote economic prosperity in Maryland's disadvantaged and underserved rural communities, with priority given to projects that address entrepreneurship, healthcare, infrastructure, and regional councils.

​​Hearst Foundations Health Grants




​ongoing
​The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to healthcare for high-need populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving healthcare demands, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. The Foundations also support public health, medical research and the development of young investigators to help create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health.​

AHRQ Small Health Services Research Grant Program (R03)

​​02-27-24
​07-17-2029
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
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