Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure">Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Services offers financing to qualified applicants for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing">Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
USDA Rural Development provides funding to build and modernize educational, health care, municipal, public safety and many more types of essential community facilities in qualified rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing">Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program
U.S. Department of Transportation offers grants for projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the rural traveler experience. Application Deadline: August 6, 2019">Capital Magnet Fund
Grants to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income citizens in communities nationwide. Application Deadline: August 26, 2019">Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants Program
USDA Rural Development is now accepting">applications for loans and grants to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers and the funding may be used to construct off-farm rental housing for domestic farm laborers. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

Economic Development">Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
USDA Rural Development provides loans to intermediaries to establish revolving loan funds and to provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Application Deadline: Ongoing">Community Economic Development Focus on Social Enterprises Program 
Administration for Children and Family’s Office of Community Services offers grants to support innovative incubator projects to develop products, services and activities that result in new positions for individuals with low incomes and addresses unmet needs. Application Deadline: August 5, 2019">Rural and Small Urban Transit Applied Technology Technical Assistance Center
The Federal Transit Administration is soliciting proposals to deliver expert focused technical assistance directly to rural areas and small cities to support transit technologies and innovative deployments with a goal to make services in rural and small city America more cost-effective and efficient. Application Deadline: August 9, 2019">Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program
USDA's Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement supports target entities to conduct outreach and training to assist eligible farmers/ranchers improve their ability to start and maintain successful agricultural business. Application Deadline: August 15, 2019">Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
FORE offers support for rural projects, include expanding the use of telehealth and work with the criminal justice system to address barriers to treatment and increase access to care. Letter of Intent Deadline: August 25, 2019">Research and National Technical Assistance Projects
Economic Development Administration issues">funding support notice for economic development activities to assist enhance qualified applicants with outreach, training and information dissemination. Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: September 30, 2020