Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320174">Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs invests to support transportation programs in counties with fewer than seven people per square mile. https://www.va.gov/HEALTHBENEFITS/resources/publications/IB10-760_va_HRTG_brochure_071415.pdf">Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency">Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development offers https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/USDA_SA_REAP_NOSA083019.pdf">REAP funding to support agricultural producers and rural small businesses to reduce energy costs and consumption with by purchasing and installing renewable energy systems and making energy efficiency improvements in their operations. Application Deadlines: Grants - Oct 31 & March 31, 2020. https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/USDA_SA_REAP_NOSA083019.pdf">Loan Guarantees: Accepted year-round

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319126">FY 2019 EDA Disaster Supplemental
U.S. Economic Development Administration assistance helps communities/regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306735">Economic Development Assistance Programs
U.S. Economic Development Administration solicits applications from applicants in rural areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Application Deadline: Ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP NOFO.

Economic Development

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320198">Minority Education, Workforce, And Training Program
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) workforce improvement program helps public and private organizations collaborate to increase access for underserved and rural communities in STEM and energy fields. Application Deadline: October 7, 2019

https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pioneering Ideas
Support to explore trends for healthy living in America and apply the findings to improve conditions in work, life and play. Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/small-business-innovation-research-program-phase-i">Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture offers funding for projects that should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative/renewable energy projects are encouraged. Application Deadline: October 23, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315913">Rural Health Network Development Program
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration program offers funding to improve access and quality of health care in rural areas through network collaboration, adapting an evidence-based service model, and promoting sustainability of rural health networks through the creation of diverse products and services. Application Deadline: November 25, 2019

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/rcpp/">Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service invites potential partners to propose RCPP projects where NRCS and partners co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns where proposed projects must generate conservation benefits by addressing specific natural resource objectives in a State/multistate area or address one or more primary resource concerns within an NRCS-designated https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/rcpp/?cid=stelprdb1254053">critical conservation area (CCA). https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/rcpp/?cid=nrcseprd1477816">Applyhttps://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/rcpp/?cid=nrcseprd1477816">. Application Deadline: December 3, 2019