Federal Resources & Funding Opportunities

December 7, 2020

On behalf of our colleague, Betty Ann Rice from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), we are sharing the following resources that may be of interest to you.


  • Reminder, the Office of National Drug Control Policy has launched a new workshop series for Rural Faith Leaders: Empowering Faith Leaders to Help Persons with Substance Use Disorder. This is a series of four workshops for rural Faith Leaders to share valuable information and resources. The first workshop Substance Use Disorder and the Pandemic in Rural Communities will take place onDecember 8, 2020 – 1:00 -2:30 pm EST.  If you would like to attend, RSVP to Betty-Ann Bryce at this email MBX.ONDCP.RuralAffairs@ondcp.eop.gov. Please include your name, title, organization and contact information.


  • Grants Bolster Healthcare for Adults With Developmental Disabilities – WITH Foundation. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations based within the United States. The focus is on programs that improve delivery of healthcare to adults with developmental disabilities and address at least one of the following issues: improve health practitioner competency through education or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination; enhance public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally-disabled care in order to advance systemic change; perform social policy research; promote national efforts in digital health that support developers to include the perspectives of individuals with developmental disabilities in the design process; increase understanding of supported decision making in healthcare settings; and identify and overcome barriers to high-quality healthcare access. Grants typically range from $30,000 to $50,000. Online letters of interest must be submitted by December 11, 2020; invited proposals will be due February 3, 2021.
  • Support for Veteran Housing Construction and Rehabilitation – Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans (hard costs); the grant amount must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project. Rural areas will be considered; however, high priority will be given to large metropolitan areas that have a dense veteran population. Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least five years and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000 are eligible to apply. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the upcoming application deadlines are December 18, 2020, and March 26 and July 9, 2021. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines.
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Statewide Family Network grant program (Short Title: SFN). The purpose of this program is to more effectively respond to the needs of children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families by providing information, referrals, and support; and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. Application Due Date:  January 4, 2021
  • Grants Address Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Heritage in Michigan The Americana Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that address the sustainable growth and development of American agriculture and community food systems, the conservation of natural resources, and the protection and presentation of expressions of America’s heritage. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 in two program areas: The Agriculture and Natural Resources category supports programs that address the growth and development of American agriculture, community food programs, and natural resource conservation in rural and urban landscapes in Michigan. The application deadlines for 2021 are January 8, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
  • Organizations Addressing Native Food Systems Supported – First Nations Development Institute: Gather Food Sovereignty Grant.  The mission of First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. The Gather Food Sovereignty Grant program, an initiative of First Nations, will support organizations working to build a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced, and supported by community policies and systems. This funding round will provide up to 13 grants of approximately $32,000 for emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal food sovereignty. Tribal governments and Native-controlled nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 14, 2021.
  • Healthcare Delivery Improvements – The COPIC Medical Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address healthcare issues in the United States. The goal of the Foundation is to be a catalyst in improving the quality of healthcare delivery by reducing adverse outcomes and supporting innovation. The Foundation provides grants for initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care through education and training of healthcare professionals or through systems changes and improvements, pilot programs that are designed to reduce medical errors, and the development and implementation of checklists and other tools to improve disease management and transitions in care. The focus area for the 2021 funding cycle is “Fragmentation Across Care Settings.” Closing Date: January 15, 2021.
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services – HRSA Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program.  This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Regional Telehealth Resource Center (RTRC) Program. RTRCs assist health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural areas and populations. RTRCs also assist patients and families living in rural areas with telehealth technology to obtain health services. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will support 12 RTRCs that focus on statewide and regional telehealth activities. Closing Date: January 21, 2021.
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services – HRSA Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to assist rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations as well as provide information that will improve health care in rural America. Closing Date: January 29, 2021.