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    Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
    Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
    Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
    Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2015
    Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
    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
    Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
    Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
    Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2015
    Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
    American Electric Power Foundation Grants
    Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger; housing; health and safety; human services; education; and the environment.
    Geographic coverage: Available in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: American Electric Power Foundation
    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
    Entergy Micro Grants
    Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture; community improvement/enrichment; education and literacy; the environment; or healthy families.
    Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
    Louisiana 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 Louisiana, allowing them to remain in the United States.
    Geographic coverage: Louisiana
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
    Louisiana Tax Credit for Physicians and Dentists
    Offers a tax credit for doctors and dentists who practice in a rural or shortage area of the Louisiana.
    Geographic coverage: Louisiana
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Funding
    Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the South Central region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects related to health literacy, healthy communities and information training for healthcare workforce.
    Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
    Plum Creek Foundation Grants
    Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
    Geographic coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation
    Walmart Foundation 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: Jul 17, 2015
    Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
    Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
    Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger; economic development; daycare programs; hospital and healthcare agencies; health screenings; health education; AIDS/HIV prevention and education; and equipment for healthcare facilities.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
    Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2015
    Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
    Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program Inactive
    Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, dentists, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Louisiana.
    Geographic coverage: Louisiana
    Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2015
    Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
    Seed Change Grants Inactive
    Awards funding to school districts in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania to support existing, or create new farm to school activities.
    Geographic coverage: Kentucky, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania
    Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2015
    Sponsor: National Farm to School Network
    Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants Inactive
    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
    Working with Publicly Funded Health Centers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy among Youth from Vulnerable Populations Inactive
    Awards funding to create networks of publicly-funded health centers that will work with other vulnerable youth-serving entities to create linkages of care and make referrals with the intention of reducing the teen birth rate and increasing the accessibility and usage of sexual and reproductive health services.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 23 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas
    Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
    Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    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: May 4, 2015
    Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
    Senior Medicare Patrol Projects Inactive
    Grants for model projects that demonstrate effective ways of utilizing retired persons as volunteer expert resources and educators in community efforts to combat healthcare error, fraud and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 26 states
    Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 6, 2015
    Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2015
    Sponsor: Administration on Aging
    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
    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
    Workforce Development 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana Inactive
    Grants for programs that support healthy living and obesity prevention in Louisiana communities.
    Geographic coverage: Louisiana
    Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 13, 2012
    Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2012
    Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation