Apply for a Grant: Eligible Organizations

HRSA provides financial assistance in the form of grants to organizations.

We do this to achieve specific purposes, such as provide primary health care to underserved people, get lifesaving medications to uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS or help families of children with special health care needs access to needed services.

We don't provide financial assistance to individuals except through scholarship and loan repayment programs

Section III of every Notice of Funding Opportunity contains detailed eligibility information, including specialized experience and expertise, cost sharing or matching (if required) and other applicant requirements.

What do we consider eligible organizations?

Eligible applicants for most HRSA funding opportunities include public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments and organizations.

This is a more specific, though not all-inclusive list:

Government Organizations

  • State governments
  • Local governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Native American tribal governments (federally-recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally-recognized)

Education Organizations

  • Independent school districts
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Date Last Reviewed:  November 2017