United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
07/01/20 5:00 PM Eastern
Grants to USA qualified IHEs for rural health education programs, including those that focus on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to support programs and projects serving families and individuals that aim to reduce and prevent opioid misuse, other substance abuse, and the infection and transmission of SARS-COV-2.
NIFA is offering the Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grant Program to address the needs of rural Americans by providing individual and family health education programs. The program addresses the health and well-being of rural America through supporting the development and/or implementation of projects focused on:
In FY 2020 and FY 2021, NIFA is soliciting applications for RHSE in the area of Individual and Family Health Education. Proposals are expected to be health education projects that provide individuals and families living in rural areas with:
Proposals may focus on the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse per Congressional guidance for this program. Proposals may also focus on helping prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 and in mitigating infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
In FY 2020 and FY 2021, the program will continue to support the implementation of evidence-based, outcome-based educational approaches and programs delivered through an Extension model which promote protective factors and reduce the impact of risk factors leading to the prevention of initiation of substance use, delayed early use, and the progression from use to problematic use or to a substance use disorder. Applicants are encouraged to address intersecting factors that have the potential to prevent or reduce opioid and substance initiation, misuse, and abuse.
All projects and approaches must be research-informed. Proposed projects implementing programs and approaches with documented evidence of impact on preventing and/or reducing opioid/substance misuse and abuse will be given priority consideration. Programs and approaches currently developing an evidence base will also be considered.
In FY 2020 and FY 2021, the RHSE program will support:
GrantWatch ID#: 155310
Anticipated Number of Awards: 12-15
Maximum Award Amount: $350,000
Grant Duration: 24 Months
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