Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

ReConnect Pilot Program
USDA's ReConnect Pilot Program is accepting applications for loans and grants to provide funds to construct, improve or acquire facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. NEW! Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications to support agricultural producers and rural small businesses to reduce energy costs. Application Deadline: April 15, 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. Round One Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

HRSA Telehealth Network Grant Program
United States Department of Health and Human Services provides grants to promote rural tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services. Application Deadline: April 13, 2020

Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program and Connect Fund
Universal Service Administrative Company offers two programs to assist healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth as well as broadband connectivity. Application Deadlines: April 30, 2020

Economic Development

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Funding
Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Application Deadline: Various

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications 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 April 15, 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

Housing Preservation Grant Program
USDA Rural Development is accepting Fiscal Year 2020 applications for grants to increase access to clean, reliable water for rural households. Application Deadline: May 7, 2020

Regional Food System Partnerships
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service provides grants to eligible applicants for projects that support partnerships to plan and develop local or regional food systems. Application Deadline: May 11, 2020

Local Food Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service provides grants to support the development, coordination, and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to help increase access and availability to locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Application Deadline: May 11, 2020

Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program
USDA Rural Development provides 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