Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

HRSA Telehealth Network Grant Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is providing grants to promote rural tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD)
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for projects that support regional economic and community development planning. Funding is authorized through a Farm Bill provision for applications submitted through Community Facilities Loans, Grants and Loan Guarantees, Water and Waste Disposal Program Loans, Grants and Loan Guarantees, and Business & Industry Program Loan Guarantees. Specific requirements and application deadlines apply. Funds must be obligated by June 30, 2020

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program
USDA Rural Development is providing grants to help rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. Application Deadline: July 13, 2020 via

Federal Communications Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Program
Federal Communications Commission is providing funds for the adoption of a telehealth program to support healthcare providers respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Application Deadline: Open

Federal Communications Commission High Speed Broadband/Rural Opportunity Fund
The Federal Communications Commission is providing funds to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that lack access. Application Deadline: Open

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources Related to Rural Infrastructure:

Economic Development

Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP)
USDA Rural Development Is providing loans help rural families and small businesses achieve cost savings by providing loans to qualified consumers to implement durable cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Letter of Intent (Required) Deadline: Open

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan and Advance 
U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses which includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries. Other SBA Relief Options. Application Deadline: Open

FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs (PWEAA)
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is providing resources to economically distressed communities and regions to help finance construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. Application Deadline: Ongoing

IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) program to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Application Deadline: June 12, 2020

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP-Planning)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding to rural communities to enhance capacity to address substance use disorder to conduct planning activities, engage multi-sector consortiums and participate in the RCORP-Planning learning collaborative. Application Deadline: July 13, 2020

Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)
USDA Rural Development program intended to increase significantly the sale and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. Application Deadline: August 13, 2020

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources to Support Rural Economic Development: