United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
04/29/21 5:00 PM Eastern
Grants to USA qualified IHEs for rural health education programs, including those that focus on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to support programs and projects serving families and individuals that aim to reduce and prevent opioid misuse, other substance abuse, and the infection and transmission of SARS-COV-2. The RHSE program supports quality of life in rural communities across the United States by addressing the relationship between rural prosperity and rural health and safety in the context of food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences.
The anticipated amount for awards in FY 2021 is approximately $4,000,000;approximately $1,000,000 of which will be for competitive external grants for eligible institutions to support the utilization of telehealth, telemedicine, and distance learning strategies for education and training in minority rural communities related to opioids or preventing spread of SARS-CoV-2 and in mitigating infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2
The RHSE program addresses the health and well-being of rural America through supporting the development and/or implementation of projects focused on:
In FY 2021, NIFA is soliciting applications for RHSE in the area of Individual and Family Health Education.
The RHSE program proposals in the individual and family health education area are expected to be health education projects that provide individuals and families living in rural areas with:
Proposals submitted to the RHSE program in FY 2021 may focus on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse per Congressional guidance for this program. Proposals may also focus on helping prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 and in mitigating infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
More information about eligible programs can be found at https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY-2021-Rural-Health-and-Safety-Ed-RFA-508.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 155310
Anticipated Number of Awards: 10-11
Maximum Award Amount: $350,000
Grant Duration: 24 Months
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