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    Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
    Offers major grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, but include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
    Application Deadline: May 29, 2015
    Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
    Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
    Awards funding to research, document, and examine health conditions in the Appalachian region. Researchers should document health disparities; identify communities that have better than expected health outcomes; and identify community-based models and policy implications.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2015
    Sponsor: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
    Anthem Foundation Grants
    Supports health and wellness programs including prevention and education programs in the areas of healthy hearts, diabetes, cancer, maternal health, and active lifestyles.
    Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
    Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2015
    Sponsor: Anthem Foundation
    Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
    Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
    Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
    Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2015
    Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
    Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
    Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
    Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
    Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in rural Appalachian underserved areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
    Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of the Delta region, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    Tennessee Community Health Educational Experiences for Residents and Students (CHEERS)
    Provides rotation opportunities for health professions students and residents to serve in interdisciplinary primary health care teams within rural and underserved communities of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Tennessee J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
    Tennessee Rural Partnership Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance
    Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Tennessee Rural Residents' Stipend Program
    Offers a stipend to primary care physicians studying in Tennessee residency programs or physicians with Tennessee affiliations who are in out-of-state primary care residency programs in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
    Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
    Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Wells Fargo
    Tennessee Family Planning Services Grants Inactive
    Grants to provide family planning services in Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2015
    Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region Funding Inactive
    Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the Southeaster/Atlantic region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects related to health literacy, healthy communities, and information training for healthcare workforce.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2015
    Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
    Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
    Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2015
    Sponsor: Tennessee Office of Rural Health, Tennessee Office of Rural Health
    PeyBack Foundation Children and Youth Funding Inactive
    Grants to programs that provide leadership; mentoring programs; after school or summer programs; or healthy living programs for children and youth.
    Geographic coverage: Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado
    Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2015
    Sponsor: PeyBack Foundation
    Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 1) Inactive
    Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico
    Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2015
    Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation
    America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
    Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
    Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
    Reimagining the Delta Workforce Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Fund Inactive
    Awards funding to rural counties and parishes within the Delta region for the purposes of direct technical support and assistance needed to develop a connected workforce development system at the local level.
    Geographic coverage: Available in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
    Application Deadline: Nov 10, 2014
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI) Inactive
    Awards grants to community development lending and investing institutions that work to benefit communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region.
    Geographic coverage: Available in the Delta region.
    Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2014
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants Inactive
    Grants for organizations projects that focus on education, the environment, community enhancement, affordable housing, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship.
    Geographic coverage: Offered in 28 states in areas where Georgia-Pacific does business.
    Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
    Sponsor: Georgia Pacific Foundation
    Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grants Inactive
    Offers grants to nonprofit organizations in Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including health, housing, community development, human services, education, arts, and employment.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2014
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
    Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas Inactive
    Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 25 states.
    Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
    Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) Inactive
    Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
    Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Quality Improvement Program Implementation Funding Opportunity Inactive
    Awards funding for projects that focus on staff training, process improvement, or improvement of deficient practices in nursing homes throughout Tennessee.
    Geographic coverage: Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2014
    Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
    Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
    Provides financial assistance for the development of health care services, health care cooperatives, health education programs, health care training programs, and public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2014
    Sponsor: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
    Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Areas (AL, AZ, CA, CO, KY, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, PR, TN, and TX) Inactive
    Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states and Puerto Rico
    Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2014
    Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care
    Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) Initiative Inactive
    Funding for organizations to advocate for public policy changes that will affect the health, human rights, and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS in the southern United States.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2013
    Sponsor: AIDS United
    Appalachian Community Fund General Fund Inactive
    Grants are given to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress to the Central region of Appalachia.
    Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
    Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 30, 2013
    Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2013
    Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
    Better Health for Living Grant Inactive
    Offers grants to entities that provide health services to low-income individuals.
    Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2013
    Sponsor: SQ Foundation
    Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Inactive
    Grants to fund projects that address the delivery of clinical health services for individuals with, or at risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity that affect rural communities in Delta states.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
    Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2013
    Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
    Healthy Workforce Challenge Inactive
    Funding for pilot programs that work with local businesses to give incentives for healthy living behavior changes in the workplace. Applicants must dually apply for the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
    Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 15, 2013
    Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2013
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
    Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
    Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
    Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
    Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program Inactive
    Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south, including projects such as farmers markers and nutrition classes.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states. See program guidance for details.
    Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
    Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education