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Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

Research on PFAS Impacts in Rural Communities and Agricultural Operations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides grants for research on the impacts of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances on water quality and availability in rural communities and agricultural operations. Application Deadline: February 11, 2020

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Bio-based Products Manufacturing Assistance Program
USDA Rural Development provides loan guarantees to help develop, construct, or retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries and to develop renewable chemicals and bio-based product manufacturing facilities. Letter of Intent Deadline: March 2, 2020 | Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development provides 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 - March 31, 2020 | Loan Guarantees - Accepted Year-Round

Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program
USDA Rural Development provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
U.S. Economic Development Administration invites applications for construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. Application Deadline: Ongoing

Economic Development

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
USDA Rural Development provides funding to construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities which includes qualified equipment. Review the Guidebook for Applicants to learn how to apply. Application Deadline: Ongoing

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
U.S. Health and Human Services provides the SBIR program to stimulate innovation and improve the lives of people with disabilities through research, or research and development products generated by small businesses. Application Deadline: February 18, 2020

Agriculture Innovation Demonstration Center Grants
USDA Rural Development provides grants to establish and operate Agricultural Innovation Centers that will provide technical assistance to help rural businesses market value-added agricultural products. Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

Value-Added Producer Grants
USDA Rural Development provides grants for planning and working capital to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. Application Deadline: Electronic Applications - March 5, 2020  | Paper Applications - March 10, 2020

Accelerate R2 Network Challenge
U.S. Economic Development Administration seeks to create a nationwide network that will enable and support innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to bring transformative technologies into the response and resiliency markets. Application Deadline: March 11, 2020



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