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About Demonstrating Need & Impact

Finding funding, determining economic impact and providing essential information to program sponsors are vital to maintaining successful rural programs. Even though there’s no one single way to accomplish those goals, using the right tools and covering important issues can help you reach your goals. RAC’s funding, grantwriting and impact tools offer ways to discover a program’s potential.

More Useful Tools

Online Library: Funding - Browse funding opportunities available to rural communities

Grantwriting Topic Guide - Includes an overview of the grantwriting process, as well as publications, websites and other tools to help you in writing grant proposals.

Demonstrating Need & Impact

  • Am I Rural? Tool
    Find out if your area is considered rural based on several federal government definitions, including those used in determining eligibility for federal grant programs
  • RAC Maps
    National maps on a variety of rural health and human services topics. Customizable for use in grant applications, reports and other publications
  • Economic Impact Analysis Tool
    Show how your program’s grant funding affects your community’s economic well-being and share this information with sponsors, funders and your community
  • Planning for Sustainability
    Tools to help you plan and position your grant-funded projects so that services can be sustained over the long term.

Phone: 1-800-270-1898

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.