Funding Opportunities for Rural Infrastructure

Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for grants from qualified organizations to create loans to help rural homeowners finance household water systems. Application Deadline: July 19, 2021

Housing Preservation Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides funds to assist low/very low-income homeowners in repairing/rehabilitating homes. Electronic Pre-application Deadline: July 19, 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

NTIA-Broadband Infrastructure Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
Funding to build broadband infrastructure. Application Deadline: Aug. 17, 2021

Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Eligible national and regional organizations may apply for grants to purchase home sites and develop or improve the infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs. Application Deadline: Aug. 23, 2021

Funding Opportunities for
Community and Economic Development

Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making funds available to support activities such as health education programs, health care services, job training in health care fields, and developing or expanding public health facilities. Application Deadline: July 19, 2021

Community Navigator Pilot Program
Small Business Administration
SBA launched this $100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan. Extended Application Deadline: July 23, 2021

Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Grants to rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of veterans who are low-income and living with disabilities, with a focus on helping them regain and/or maintain their independence to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues. Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development accepting applications for eligible entities to provide planning, training and technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking activities. Application Deadline: July 26, 2021

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development unveiled a new grant program to help rural communities create good-paying jobs and support new business opportunities in high-growth fields. Application Deadline: Aug. 2, 2021

Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. Application Deadline: Aug. 9, 2021

Rural Cooperative Development Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to help start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses in rural America.
Application Deadline: Aug. 10, 2021

2021 Building Partner Capacity and Promoting Resiliency and Equity under Clean Water Act Wetlands, Nonpoint Source, Monitoring, Assessment and Listing Programs
Environmental Protection Agency
Grants to support training and related activities to build the capacity of agricultural partners, state, territorial and tribal officials and nongovernmental stakeholders in activities to support the goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d) Program, the Nonpoint Source (CWA Section 319) Program, the Wetlands Program, the CWA 401 Program, and the Water Quality Monitoring Program. Application Deadline: Aug. 10, 2021

NEA | American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #1, FY 2021NEA | American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #2, FY 2021
National Endowment for the Arts
Funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities. Application Deadline: Aug. 12, 2021

Our Town
National Endowment for the Arts
Creative placemaking grants program that support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Application Deadline via Grants.gov: Aug. 5, 2021; Application Deadline via NEA Portal: Aug. 17, 2021 

CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants
Agency Employment and Training Administration
Funding to provide flexibility in response to and recovery from events that cause widespread unemployment. Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021

Agriculture Innovation Center Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making funds available to provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to help them develop and market value-added agricultural products using a variety of options, except joint marketing efforts. Application Deadline: Sept. 27, 2021

Minority Leaders Development Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Minority Health program to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. Application Deadline: Aug. 17, 2021