Funding Opportunities for Rural Infrastructure

Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
This funding provides capital advance and project rental subsidies for the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older. Application Deadline: May 26, 2021

FY 2021 American Rescue Plan–Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration offers a one-time funding opportunity to support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation and other capital improvements to modify, enhance and expand health care infrastructure. Application Deadline: June 24, 2021

State Infrastructure Finance Authority Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (SWIFIA) Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This program offers low-interest loans to state water infrastructure programs to help finance needed water infrastructure projects in local communities. Letter of Interest Deadline: June 25, 2021

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This program accelerates investment in critical water infrastructure through innovative and flexible financing that can support a wide range of projects in both large and small communities. Letter of Interest Deadline: July 23, 2021

Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers grant funding to qualified agencies to modify or rehabilitate the primary residences for eligible veterans. Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

ARC Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE)
Appalachian Regional Commission
This initiative provides funding support to address the substance abuse crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or re-entry. Letter of Intent Deadline: May 17, 2021

Mine Health and Safety Grants
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
DOL’s Mine Safety and Health Administration offers funding to prevent fatalities, disease, and injury from mining and secure safe working conditions for miners. Application Deadline: May 27, 2021

Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants
U.S. Department of Labor

DOL’s Mine Safety and Health Administration offers grants for education and training programs to identify and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines. Application Deadline: May 27, 2021

Regional Conservation Partnership Programs: Alternative Funding Arrangements
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects and will prioritize projects related to climate smart agriculture, such as agritourism, and forestry. Application Deadline: May 28, 2021

Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Refugee Resettlement offers funding for organizations to establish and manage IDAs for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified savings goals including homeownership, business capitalization and education. Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Small Dollar Loan Program
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) offers a new program that assists Certified CDFIs address the issue of expanding consumer access to mainstream financial institutions. This program offers funding to help unbanked and underbanked populations build credit, access affordable capital and allow greater access into the mainstream financial system. Application Deadline: June 29, 2021  

Rural Business Development Grants – Transportation Systems
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making grants available to improve rural transportation systems. Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

High Energy Cost Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making grants available to help state and local governments and nonprofit agencies acquire, construct, extend, upgrade, or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission or distribution facilities. Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
American Hospital Association

Monetary awards that honor health delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Application Deadline: July 31, 2021