Funding Opportunities to Explore

There are numerous grant opportunities out there that may be a fit for your organization and your goals. We’ve pulled together a list of some initial opportunities around social determinants of health that are worth exploring. This is by no means an exhaustive list and we encourage you to do your own research to find the best opportunity for your community, but we hope this helps get you started.

As we find additional opportunities, the list will be updated. Once you find your grant, let us know. We are happy to discuss.

NameAgencyAward CeilingClosing DateSummary


National and State Tobacco Control ProgramCDC$3,000,0001/7/20To focus efforts on decreasing the prevalence of tobacco use and dependence and secondhand smoke exposure and improving access to tobacco control resources among populations experiencing greater tobacco-related health and economic burdens.
Opioid Family Support Program (OFSP)HRSA$600,0002/3/19To enhance and expand behavioral health-related paraprofessionals’ knowledge, skills, and expertise to work as part of an integrated, interprofessional team in a high need and high demand area to support children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD), as well as their family members who are in guardianship roles.

Community Development

African American Civil Rights (AACR) Preservation GrantsNPS$500,00012/3/19To document, interpret, and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century.
Save America’s Treasures – PreservationNPS$500,00012/10/19To provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections.

Employment, Labor and Training

Job Corps Scholars ProgramETA$1,186,9001/8/20Expected number of awards: 20; Through this announcement, the Job Corps Scholars Program will serve Job Corps eligible youth enrolled at selected community colleges, HBCUs and TCCUs.  For students designated by the grantees as “Job Corps Scholars,” these educational institutions will provide free tuition for their first year in the Job Corps Scholars program, career technical training, and intensive personal and career counseling services to support and facilitate completion of the program.
The Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce DevelopmentDOL$5,000,0001/9/20Expected number of awards: 10; These grants intend to allow State workforce agencies (through Participating Partnerships led by local workforce development boards), outlying areas, or Tribal organizations to creatively align and deliver career, training, and supportive services that will best serve workers  in their local areas impacted by the crisis.  


Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilienceDOC$500,0003/26/20To build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.

Food and Nutrition

Regional Farm to School Institute GrantsDOA$100,00012/27/19Expected number of awards: 2; The Regional Farm to School Institute grant funds will assist in creating and disseminating information on farm to school program development and providing practitioner education and training, and will also support ongoing school year coaching and technical assistance.


Medical Monitoring Project (MMP)CDC 1/31/20The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is a surveillance system designed to learn more about the experiences and needs of people who are living with HIV. MMP is unique in that it describes comprehensive clinical and behavioral information from persons carefully sampled to represent everyone diagnosed with HIV in the United States. The data are collected through in person or telephone interviews with participants as well as a two year medical chart abstraction for all persons who have been in care. Because MMP’s estimates are designed to be locally and nationally representative, the information gathered from MMP may be used by prevention planning groups, policy leaders, health care providers, and people living with HIV to highlight disparities in care and services and to advocate for needed resources. 
Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building ProgramHRSA$300,0001/7/20To focus on increasing the proportion of children and young adults ages birth to 21 years who fall within a healthy weight range.
Community-Based Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS)CDC$937,5004/28/20To implement community engagement methods and multi-sector partnerships to promote sexual health, advance community wellness, influence sexual health behavior and practices, and reduce STI disparities.
Community-wide Approaches for Healthy Children: prevent (ACEs) in racial/ethnic minority and disadvantaged populationsOMH$450,0003/6/20To implement and evaluate prevention approaches that expand or improve upon evidence-based interventions or promising research evidence. 
Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement CenterHRSA$2,500,0001/29/20Expected number of awards: 1; The purpose of the EIIC Program is to demonstrate effective methods that improve the clinical care and management of pediatric patients within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system through such mechanisms as improved access to pediatric EMS expertise for EMSC recipients and stakeholders; implementation of Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QIC), addressing the unique needs of pediatric patients in rural health care systems; strengthened communication within the EMSC community; and creation of a central repository of pediatric evidence-based resources for prehospital and hospital emergency department (ED) professionals. The EIIC Program will accomplish this purpose by implementing activities in each of the following four distinct areas of focus: • Provide access to EMS pediatric subject matter experts (SME) to EMSC recipients and stakeholders.
Healthy OpportunitiesNC DHHS$216,000,000 Strategic interventions and investments in the core domains of food, housing, transportation and interpersonal safety, in partnership with local community groups and healthcare providers, to improve health, safety and well-being for all North Carolinians.
Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health CareSAMHSA$2,000,00012/10/19To: (1) promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare; (2) support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health care to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) or children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED); and (3) promote and offer integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases.
Replicating Programs Proven Effective at Preventing Teen PregnancyDHHS$750,0003/31/20To replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. 
Rural Health Network Development Planning (Network Planning)HRSA$100,00011/29/19To assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically with network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Network Planning goals are: (i) to achieve efficiencies; (ii) to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) to strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
Rural Health Network Development Program HRSA$300,00011/25/19To support integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network, including skilled and experienced staff and a high functioning network board, in order to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community. 
Service Area CompetitionHRSA$2,233,12212/2/19To ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements HRSA$1,105,76911/8/19To support health centers to provide comprehensive, high quality primary health care and improve the health of individuals and communities.
State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document, Sustain and Spread Disparity-Reducing InterventionsDHHS$325,000 3/06/2020 To identify best practices for documenting, sustaining and spreading health disparity-reducing interventions in racial and ethnic minority populations to ultimately improve health outcomes. 
Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)NIH$350,00012/13/19Research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups, for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans. 
Telehealth Network ProgramHRSA$303,5714/8/20To demonstrate how telehealth networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health. information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making.
The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24SAMHSA$200,00012/27/19Expected number of awards: 82; The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders. The program proposes to use a navigation approach (Community Health Workers, Neighborhood Navigators, and Peer Support Specialists) to expedite services for these populations. The program will provide training and education around the risks of substance misuse, provide education on HIV/AIDS, and provide needed linkages to service provision for individuals with HIV.
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant (Native ConnectionsSAMHSA$250,00012/10/19To reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities1, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood. It is expected that recipients will develop and implement an array of integrated services and supports to prevent suicide.


FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant ProgramHUD$35,000,00011/4/19The implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that focus on housing, people, and neighborhoods.
Project Rental Assistance Program of Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with DisabilitiesHUD$7,000,0002/10/20Project-based rental assistance funding to housing agencies. These funds are available to be used as project-based rental assistance for housing units integrated within multifamily properties that are set-aside for extremely low-income persons with disabilities who are eligible for community-based long-term care services and supports provided under a State Medicaid Program or other comparable long-term services program. 

Social Services

Early Head Start ExpansionACF$750,00011/12/19To provide a high quality, comprehensive program, in a manner that ensures continuous services and seamless transitions for children and families residing in Morganton, North Carolina. 
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee ACF$2,457,07811/12/19To provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start services to children and families residing in the City of Asheville, and Buncombe and Madison Counties, North Carolina.
Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal GrantACF$10,000,00011/5/19To assist eligible states in helping low-income and disadvantaged children to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Standing Announcement for Residential (Secure) Services for Unaccompanied Alien ChildrenACF$8,000,0004/12/20To provide temporary shelter care and other child welfare-related services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in ORR custody. 
Street Outreach ProgramACF$150,0004/29/20To assist runaway, homeless, and street youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.
Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) ProgramACF$250,0005/27/20To fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals.

Private Funders

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of HealthRobert Wood Johnson $500,00011/6/19Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms on health and health equity.
Child Care GrantsDuke EndowmentNone specified12/15/19Programs that focus on replicating evidence-based programs, (such as Incredible Years, or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and building North Carolina and South Carolina’s capacity to implement evidence-based models, or programs that help the child welfare system improve well-being through better assessment and the exclusive use of high quality providers that offer a range of services during and after care.
Health Care – Quality and Safety of Care Duke EndowmentNone specified12/15/19Programs that focus on improving quality and safety of care via innovative ways of delivery that are high quality and affordable.  Grant requests should aim to improve outcomes for patients and reduce costs. 
Health Care – Access to Care Duke EndowmentNone specified12/15/19Funding community-based networks of care that improve access to primary and specialty care for the low-income, uninsured to have access to coordinated care is a priority. In addition, we will consider requests focused on:  (1) Expanding the primary care workforce in under-represented or rural, disadvantaged communities, and/or (2) Developing new models of workforce training.
Health Care – PreventionDuke EndowmentNone specified12/15/19Grant requests that seek opportunities to deploy strategies aimed at preventing chronic disease and improving the health of communities will be considered.  Collaborative efforts between health care and public health systems that measurably improve the health of defined populations are encouraged. 
Rural Church Grants – Congregational OutreachDuke EndowmentNone specified4/7/20Programs that engage rural United Methodist Church members in efforts that serve their communities; specifically: food & hunger, literacy, and/or affordable & adequate housing
Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs to “Move the Needle” on Major U.S. Social ProblemsLaura and John Arnold FoundationNone specified12/31/19To expand the delivery of eligible evidence-based interventions addressing major social issues. The funding may be used for social interventions that address educational failure, poverty, drug abuse, violence, and other critical problems in the United States.
No current opportunitiesKate B. Reynolds   
No current opportunitiesBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina    
No current opportunitiesDuke Energy    
Total $ Available $303,598,940