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Emergency Rural Health Care Grants

Open Date:


Close Date:

Until Expended

Eligible Recipients:

  • General Public
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit

Program Purpose:

Health and Safety

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Emergency Rural Health Care program is designed to help broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities.

Rural health care is challenged by immediate financial needs stemming from COVID-19 related expenses. Long-term access to – and availability of – rural health care services have been further hampered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these challenges, this program offers two tracks of funding to eligible applicants.

  • Track One: Recovery Grants provide immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency
  • Track Two: Impact Grants advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health

Eligible applicants include public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally-recognized Tribes. Facilities and projects supported through this grant must be located in rural areas with populations of 20,000 or fewer, and must primarily serve rural areas.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Contact your local RD office (available at this link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices) to discuss and submit your application.

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