Major Funding Sources

Major Funding Sources

Health Information Technology Extension Program

This program provides grants for the establishment of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers that will offer technical assistance, guidance and information on best practices to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The consistent, nationwide adoption and use of secure EHRs will ultimately enhance the quality and value of health care. For more information please visit the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program

These grant programs will support states and/or State Designated Entities (SDEs) in establishing health information exchange (HIE) capacity among health care providers and hospitals in their jurisdiction. Such efforts at the state level will establish and implement appropriate governance, policies and network services within the broader national framework to rapidly build capacity for connectivity between and among health care providers. State programs to promote HIE will help to realize the full potential of EHRs to improve the coordination, efficiency and quality of care.

Other Sources

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Find your rural eligibility status for Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants.

The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation, successful citizens and vital rural communities.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation, an Internet resource that offers comprehensive and current health information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

Meyer Memorial Trust

Meyer Memorial Trust, Investing in people, ideas and efforts that deliver significant social benefit to Oregon and Clark County Washington.

Northwest Health Foundation

Northwest Health Foundation seeks to advance, support, and promote health in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Microsoft Unlimited Potential Grants

Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) grants provide nonprofit organizations with funding to support technology training programs ranging from learning basic computer skills to using advanced business productivity applications.

Pew Charitable Trust

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.


Rural Information Center, links to federal funding sources updated twice a month.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RJWF, dedicated to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

Rural Assistance Center

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. An information guide on grant writing is also available on their web site.

Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) Program

The RBOG program provides grant funds for strategic technical assistance, training, and planning activities that promote “best practices” in sustainable economic development for rural communities with exceptional needs (i.e., those that have experienced recent natural disaster or structural changes, or long term poverty, population decline or job deterioration).

SAMHSA Grant Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers free information about their grant programs, including a preliminary view of funding opportunities. These opportunities include funding for substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services. To receive a free copy of this resource, call 301-443-4266 or send an e-mail to .