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Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure

Save America’s Treasures
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund offers this grant designed to preserve history. Application Deadline: 12/20/2022

Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPILP)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides grant funding to nonprofit intermediary lenders who finance, or plan to finance, the start-up, expansion, operation of slaughter or other processing of meat and poultry. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency grants support pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity to help identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Application Deadline: 1/27/2023

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development provides funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. Application Deadline: 3/31/2023

Emergency Rural Health Care Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development Track One: Recovery Grants provide immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency. Application Deadline: Until funds are exhausted

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
USDA Rural Development offers financial assistance to eligible service providers that will construct, improve or expand telecommunication and broadband networks in rural areas. Application Deadline: Open

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

Community Placemaking Grants
Project for Public Spaces
These grants enable select locations to address inequalities of access by working directly with stakeholders to transform underperforming public spaces or to co-create new ones. Check if your rural location is eligible hereApplication Deadline: 11/28/2022

Thriving Communities Program (TCP)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT’s Build America Bureau program facilitates the planning and development of transportation and community revitalization activities and provides tools to ensure that under-resourced communities can access the historic funding provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure LawLetter of Interest (Required): 12/6/2022

Historic Preservation Fund - Semiquincentennial Grants
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund grant to support the physical preservation of a broad variety of cultural resources associated with the founding of America as a nation in commemoration of the country's semiquincentennial (250th anniversary). Funded projects will preserve National Register listed, State owned, cultural resources related to the founding of the nation. Application Deadline: 12/6/2022

CommunityFood and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture funds this program to link producers, communities, schools and youth in support of healthier food choices and increased knowledge of agriculture. Application Deadline: 12/8/2022

USDA Regional Food Business Centers
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service program serves as the cornerstone of USDA’s development of local and regional supply chains offering funds for coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building support to small and mid-sized food and farm businesses, with the goal of creating a more resilient, diverse, and competitive food system. Request for Applications & FAQs in Spanish. Application Deadline: 12/15/2022 (Extended)

The Fertilizer Product Expansion Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers grants to help eligible applicants increase or otherwise expand the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives and their availability in the United States. Webinar SlidesApplication Deadlines: 12/29/2022

Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides grant funding to intermediary lenders who finance – or plan to finance – the start-up, expansion, or operation of slaughter, or other processing of meat and poultry. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Colorful food photoSolid Waste Management Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development offers funds to organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development provides funds for organizations that assist communities with water and/or wastewater operations through technical assistance and training. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
The Walmart foundation offers grants to support local needs in their service area. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Application Deadline: 1/4/2023

The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program)
U.S. Treasury
Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) helps economically distressed communities attract private capital by providing investors with a Federal tax credit. Investments used to finance businesses, breathing new life into neglected, underserved low-income communities. Fact Sheets: English / EspañolNMTC Program presentationApplication Deadline: 1/25/2023

Food photoHealthy Meals Incentives Initiative
U.S. Department of Agriculture
 USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service designed this program to improve the quality of school meals by strengthening access to nutritious food products. The grants will support schools’ ability to access a wider variety of healthy, appealing products and promote innovation by food producers and suppliers, including local producers and small and disadvantaged businesses. Application Deadline: 2/1/2023.

AmeriCorps Seniors Workforce Development Senior Demonstration Program
Funding for demonstration projects that engage adults ages 55 and older, using service opportunities, certification, training, and mentoring as the avenue that will lead to employment in skilled, professional, and/or para-professional career employment. Public health is a focus area, and rural communities are a priority. Application Deadline: 2/1/2023



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