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Funding Opportunities for Rural Infrastructure

Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantee Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

Broadband ReConnect Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that currently do not have sufficient access to broadband. Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2022

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Products Manufacturing Assistance Program 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development program that provides loan guarantees to assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased productsApplication Deadline: April 1, 2022 

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development  loans and loan guarantees for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

Funding Opportunities for
Community and Economic Development

Biofuel Producer Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers this NEW program to make payments to U.S. based producers of advanced, cellulosic, or conventional biofuel, biomass-based diesel or renewable fuel to offset unexpected market losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific requirements apply. Federal Register. Read the full stakeholder announcement here. Application Deadline: Feb. 11, 2022, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program which provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations to help microenterprises startup/grow through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund and provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. RMAP FY22 Funding Announcement. Application Deadline: To the RD State Office no later than 4:30 p.m. (local time): Dec. 31, 2021, March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022

Economic Mobility Corps
The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund teams up with AmeriCorps to place service members in CDFIs to enhance their capacity to provide financial literacy, planning, budgeting and other counseling activities. Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2022

Farm to School Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers this grant to plan, establish, and/or sustain a “Farm to School” program that improves access to local foods and nutrition/agriculture resources in schools. Farm to School Grant Applicant Resources Page. Planning Tool-kit. Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Institute of Museum and Library Services and The National Endowment for the Humanities
Joint agency grant to support innovative, experimental and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

YouthBuild Grants
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
DOL’s Employment and Training Administration offers funding to organizations to support apprenticeship services for education, occupational skills training and employment services for at-risk youth while performing meaningful work for their communities. Application Deadline: Jan. 21, 2022

Multi-Family Housing Non-Profit Transfer Technical Assistance Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers grants to qualified nonprofits and public housing authorities to provide technical assistance to qualified borrowers and applicants to facilitate the acquisition of properties. Application Deadline: Feb. 8, 2022



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