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Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure 

Electric Infrastructure Loan & Loan Guarantee Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development funds to finance the construction of electric distribution, transmission, and generation facilities, including system improvements and replacement required to furnish and improve electric service in rural areas, energy conservation programs and on-grid and off-grid renewable energy systems. Check with a General Field Representative to determine whether the proposed service area qualifies. Application Deadline: Open

Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grants
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains provide grants to small- and medium-sized manufacturers to enable them to build new or retrofit existing manufacturing and industrial facilities to produce or recycle advanced energy products in communities where coal mines or coal power plants have closed. Application Deadline: Open

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. Contact your local State Energy Coordinator for assistance. Federal Register. Funding includes $250 million provided by the Inflation Reduction ActGrants 3/31/2023 and Loan Guarantees are accepted year-round

Buses and Bus Facilities Program
U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT Federal Transit Administration grants to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities. Application Deadline: 4/13/2023

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

Invest in Progress Grant Program
Boss Network
This business development program is designed to support 25 Black women entrepreneurs with grants and access to monthly mentoring by Sage. The goal of this online program is to help start and grow businesses. Application Deadline: 2/24/2023

2023 MBDA Capital Readiness Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
DOC Minority Business Development Agency program to help close the entrepreneurship gap between socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDI) and non-SEDI by providing technical assistance for entrepreneurs starting or scaling their businesses who are seeking various forms of capital. Application Deadline: 2/28/2023

Rural Business Development Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses that have fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. Uses include project planning/feasibility study, business incubators, land acquisition, leadership and entrepreneur training. Federal Register. Contact your state to learn about local application timelines, concept paper requirements, etc. Application Deadline: 2/28/2023

Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge
Enterprise Community Partners
Powered by the Wells Fargo Foundation, this program aims to meet the nation’s affordable housing challenges across Native, rural, suburban, and urban communities in the areas of construction, financing and access. Round 1 Application Deadline: 3/3/2023

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Application Deadline: 3/31/2023

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA grant to assist recipients build collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues at the local level. Application Deadline: 4/10/2023

RBDG - Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program to provide rural communities with training and technical assistance to improve passenger transportation services and facilities. Contact your nearest USDA office for more information. Application Deadline: 4/19/2023

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers grant assistance to create and augment high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters and maximize the use of local productive assets in eligible low-income rural areas. Application Deadline: 4/20/2023

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Competitive Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding to support projects that will increase the purchase of fruit and vegetables among low-income consumers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Application Deadline: 5/4/2023



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