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Funding Opportunities

These are some potential sources of funding for research and programs centered in Appalachia Ohio specifically and the Appalachian region in general.

The 1804 Fund at Ohio University
Established by the Ohio University Foundation to support undergraduate learning and faculty research and graduate studies.

American Electric Power Foundation
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations must be invited to apply by their local AEP Operating Company. Focus areas include: education, food security, environment, and arts and culture.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the humanities, arts, higher education, and cultural heritage.

Anthem Foundation Grants
Funds specific public-health related issues in the form of foundation grants or community relations & sponsorships.

Appalachian Regional Commission Grants and Contracts
Supports projects that address economic opportunities, ready workforce, critical infrastructure, natural and cultural assets, and leadership and community capacity.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grants
Funds research and non-research public health programs to keep Americans safe and healthy where they live, work, and play.

Delta Dental Foundation Brighter Futures Community Grants Program
Provides funds to community organizations which promote and provide oral health care.

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Grants
Numerous funds supporting specific projects in Appalachia Ohio.

Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Small grants for communities served by Gannett media.

Gladys Brooks Foundation
Supports non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics.

National Institutes of Health Grants and Funding
Offers many types of grants and contracts from research to community action.

Ohio Department of Health Grants
Grants are available for specific health issues including indoor radon, tobacco use, and school asthma programs.

Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia Grants
Coordinates grants in several programs including the Appalachian Local Access Road Program and the Distressed Counties Program.

Ohio Emergency Medical Services Grant Program
Provides grants to enhance emergency medical services and trauma patient care.

Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund
Several grant programs focusing in enhancing environmental education in schools and communities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Private foundation offering multiple grant opportunities to build a "Culture of Health" in the U.S.

The Sugar Bush Foundation
Funding for university-community collaborative projects that improve the quality of life in Appalachia.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grants
Multiple grant opportunities for programs to reduce substance abuse and improve mential health.