USDA-NIFA and Other Funding Opportunities

NIFA Announces Support for Quality of Life in Rural Communities. NIFA announced the availability of funding to address the needs of rural Americans by providing individual and family health education programs. Funding is made through NIFA’s Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program (RHSE).  RHSE addresses the health and well-being of rural America through supporting projects in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences: individual and family health education programs with specified contents; rural health leadership development education programs to assist rural communities in developing health care services and facilities, and assist community leaders and public officials in understanding their roles and responsibilities; and farm safety education programs to provide information and training to farm workers, timber harvesters, and farm families. Read the full request for applications announcement.

AARP Announces 2018 Community Challenge Grant Program. In 2017, AARP launched the first AARP Community Challenge and funded 88 efforts representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Those projects improved housing, public spaces, and transportation. The Community Challenge grant program is an important part of AARP’s work to promote livable communities, in which its supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties nationwide to become great places for people of all ages. The program is open to nonprofit community organizations and government entities; other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deadline 5/16/18.

Improving the Health of Americans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke-Financed in part by 2018 Prevention and Public Health Funds (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to support state investments in implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in high-burden populations/communities. Deadline 6/11/2018.

Seed Grants Available for Programs that Support Grandfamilies. The Brookdale Foundation will award grants of $15,000 each to 15 programs that create or expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children! Deadline: 6/13/18.