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Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program (RPHWTN). The purpose of this program is to expand public health capacity by supporting health care job development, training and placement in rural and tribal communities. The expected impact of this program is to enhance clinical and operational capacity in order to adequately address the population health needs of rural communities affected by COVID-19, including those dealing with the effects of long COVID1. The RPHWTN program addresses the ongoing critical need in health care facilities for trained public health professionals serving rural communities.

Funding Agency: Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program

Application Dates: June 8th, 2022

Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP): HRSA-22-124

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released this new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to expand the public health workforce by training 13,000 community health workers (CHW), as well as building their knowledge and skills. The CHWTP is a new multiyear program focused on education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of CHWs. This program will support experiential training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. The CHWTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities.

HRSA will award approximately $226.5 million to up to 75 grantees over a period of three years.

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration

Application Dates: June 14th, 2022

Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

This NIMH funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks pilot effectiveness projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies that can be used to advance training, quality monitoring, and quality improvement efforts and ultimately improve the availability of evidence-based suicide prevention services. Letter of Intent is due 30 days prior to application due date.

Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health

Application Dates: October 15, 2021 and June 15, 2022.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

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 medical research and the development of young investigators to help create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health. The board meets to approve grants in March, June, September and December. The average time from proposal submission to grant award is six months. Click Here to Apply.

Funding Agency: Hearst Foundations

Application Dates: Accepted year round.

COVID-19 Response: Broadband Funding for Tribes, Tribal Colleges and Universities, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service

Three recent enacted laws that, in whole or in part, address the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic provided both direct and indirect broadband funding for American Indian tribes, tribal colleges and universities, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service (collectively, “tribal entities”). They are

  • the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L. 116-136;
  • Division N of Title IX of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021), P.L. 116-260; and
  • the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), P.L. 117-2.

This In Focus lists major broadband programs funded by these three laws as well as potential additional funding in subsequently proposed legislation.