NIFA Announces $2.8 Million Funding for Health Education in Rural Areas

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $2.8 million in available funding to health education projects for individuals and families living in rural areas. Funding is made through NIFA’s Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grant Program.

The Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program seeks to address the needs of rural Americans through individual and family health education programs delivered through cooperative extension. The program supports effective, evidence-based, non-formal education programs and services informed by the human social and behavioral sciences to promote and enhance rural health, strengthen economic vitality and, in the long run, mitigate the effects of rural poverty. Projects may develop or implement individual and family health education programs that focus on chronic disease prevention and management or the prevention and reduction of opioid abuse, both issues that have significantly affected rural communities.

The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Applications may be submitted by eligible applicants. See the request for applications for details.