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Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-technical-assistance-and-training-grant">Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
USDA Rural Development offers support to provide https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-01/pdf/2019-06203.pdf">qualified applicants technical assistance and/or training with respect to supporting essential community facilities in qualified rural areas. Application Deadline: June 17, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313993">Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
USDA Rural Development offers grants to assists energy providers and other eligible entities in lowering energy costs for families and individuals in areas with extremely high per-household energy costs (275 percent of the national average or higher.) Application Deadline: June 24, 2019.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/27/2019-05842/notice-of-solicitation-of-applications-for-inviting-applications-for-the-rural-business-development">Rural Business Development Grant Program Rural Transportation Systems
USDA Rural Development will provide https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-27/pdf/2019-05842.pdf">technical assistance and training to rural communities for improving passenger transportation services and/or facilities. Application Deadline: June 25, 2019.

https://www.woodardcurranfoundation.org/impact-grants">Woodard & Curran Foundation
Impact grant opportunity for an innovative project that applies or advances technology to a pressing water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater) issue. Application Deadline: June 30, 2019.

http://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/health/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/">NFL Foundation Grassroots Program
In partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) the NFL Foundation offers financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields with grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019.

Economic Development

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316337">Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program
USDA Rural Development offers this https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/housing-preservation-grants">grant program to eligible entities that work to rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing for rural low and very low-income homeowners and qualified renters. Application Deadline: July 8, 2019.

https://www.sba.gov/match/match-competition-rules-eligibility">Makerspace Training, Collaboration, and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition
The SBA challenges organizations or teams to use existing makerspaces to create or expand skills training programs, including industry or trade certification when feasible, with a goal to immediately place all program graduates in positions with previously-identified employers that are in need of skilled labor https://www.sba.gov/match/match-competition-faq">FAQs. Application Deadline: July 8, 2019.

https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-19-08.pdf">Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC)
The US Department of Labor
is offering grants for projects in the Appalachian and lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315986">eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Application Deadline: July 15, 2019.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/fmpp">Farmers Market Promotion Program 
USDA AMS offers grants for projects that assist in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community‐supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities. Application Deadline: June 18, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314994">Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Grants
The US Department of Transportation opens competition for BUILD Grants to support surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants/outreach">Webinar Series. Application Deadline: July 15, 2019.

https://www.rural-design.org/apply">Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
National Endowment for the Arts’ Housing Assistance Council offers opportunities that connect rural communities to design resources, enabling communities to act on ideas for improvements to a community’s streets, buildings, public spaces, or landscapes to address the specific physical, environmental, social, and economic challenges facing rural areas. Application Deadline: July 22, 2019.



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