Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development offers 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 - Ongoing

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training and health care resources in rural communities. Application Guide. Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

High Energy Cost Grants
USDA Rural Development provides grants to help state and local governments and nonprofit agencies acquire, construct, extend, upgrade or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission or distribution facilities. Application Deadline: April 27, 2020

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
USDA is making $7.5 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters. Electronic Application Deadline: April 30, 2020 via grants.gov | Paper Application Deadline: May 5, 2020

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act
USDA is making $7.5 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters. Electronic Application Deadline: April 30, 2020 via grants.gov | Paper Application Deadline: May 5, 2020

Revolving Funds for Financing Water and Wastewater Projects (Revolving Fund Program)
USDA Rural Development offers this program to qualified government and nonprofit agencies to create revolving loan funds that can provide financing to extend and improve water and waste disposal systems in rural areas. Application Deadline: June 12, 2020

Economic Development

Build to Scale (B2S)
U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship manages a portfolio of grant competitions that further technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. 2020 Concept Proposal Template. Application Deadline: March 24, 2020

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program
USDA Rural Development offers a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas. Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: As determined by the State Office or through March 31, 2020

Department of Treasury Support for Rural Community Development
The U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund provides grants to finance affordable housing and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income people and communities. Pre-Application Materials Deadline (Required): March 23, 2020

Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program
USDA Rural Development offers grants to qualified intermediary organizations to provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facility or economic development projects in rural areas. Electronic Application Deadline: May 13, 2020 via grants.gov | Paper Application Deadline: May 18, 2020

Rural Business Development Grant Program - Transportation Systems
USDA Rural Development offers grants to improve rural transportation systems for intermediaries seeking to provide rural communities with training and technical assistance to improve transportation services and facilities Application Deadline: May 14, 2020