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Innovation Center Funding Letter, August 12, 2019

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx">Capital Magnet Fund
Grants to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income citizens in communities nationwide. Application Deadline: August 26, 2019

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-labor-housing-direct-loans-grants">Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants Program
USDA Rural Development is now accepting https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-08/pdf/2019-14390.pdf">applications for loans and grants to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers and the funding may be used to construct off-farm rental housing for domestic farm laborers. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/search-special-evaluation-assistance-rural-communities-and-households">SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
USDA Rural Development’s helps fund very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-infrastructure-loans-loan-guarantees">Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Services offers this program to provide financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

Economic Development

https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-education-workforce-development">Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture offers funding that focuses on developing the workforce and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Application Deadline: August 22, 2019

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/substance-use-prevention-and-treatment-initiative/about/funding-opportunities">Community Opioid Response and Evaluation (CORE) Project
Pew Charitable Trusts in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers funding to help communities on the front lines of the opioid crisis conduct evaluations of existing programs. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

https://www.epa.gov/grants/fy19-brownfields-training-research-and-technical-assistance-grant">FY19 Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant
Funding solicitation for proposals to conduct research and provide technical assistance to new, existing, and/or prospective EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grantees and to develop/facilitate specific convening events. Application Deadline: September 20, 2019

https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/small-business-innovation-research-program-phase-i">Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture offers funding for projects that should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative/renewable energy projects are encouraged. Application Deadline: October 23, 2019

https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=d69c77dc-272b-4bdc-af32-85fa2de10542">Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system. Application Deadline: November 29, 2019

Innovation Center Funding Letter, July 30, 2019

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-infrastructure-loans-loan-guarantees">Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Services offers financing to qualified applicants for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program">Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
USDA Rural Development provides funding to build and modernize educational, health care, municipal, public safety and many more types of essential community facilities in qualified rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/applying/notices-funding/integrated-mobility-innovation-demonstration-program-notice-funding">Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program
U.S. Department of Transportation offers grants for projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the rural traveler experience. Application Deadline: August 6, 2019

https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx">Capital Magnet Fund
Grants to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income citizens in communities nationwide. Application Deadline: August 26, 2019

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-labor-housing-direct-loans-grants">Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants Program
USDA Rural Development is now accepting https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-08/pdf/2019-14390.pdf">applications for loans and grants to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers and the funding may be used to construct off-farm rental housing for domestic farm laborers. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

Economic Development

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-microentrepreneur-assistance-program">Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
USDA Rural Development provides loans to intermediaries to establish revolving loan funds and to provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-OCS-EE-1580">Community Economic Development Focus on Social Enterprises Program 
Administration for Children and Family’s Office of Community Services offers grants to support innovative incubator projects to develop products, services and activities that result in new positions for individuals with low incomes and addresses unmet needs. Application Deadline: August 5, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318754">Rural and Small Urban Transit Applied Technology Technical Assistance Center
The Federal Transit Administration is soliciting proposals to deliver expert focused technical assistance directly to rural areas and small cities to support transit technologies and innovative deployments with a goal to make services in rural and small city America more cost-effective and efficient. Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/16/2019-14825/office-of-partnerships-and-public-engagement-outreach-and-assistance-for-socially-disadvantaged">Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program
USDA's Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement supports target entities to conduct outreach and training to assist eligible farmers/ranchers improve their ability to start and maintain successful agricultural business. Application Deadline: August 15, 2019

https://forefdn.org/">Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
FORE offers support for rural projects, include expanding the use of telehealth and work with the criminal justice system to address barriers to treatment and increase access to care. Letter of Intent Deadline: August 25, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305782">Research and National Technical Assistance Projects
Economic Development Administration issues https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/">funding support notice for economic development activities to assist enhance qualified applicants with outreach, training and information dissemination. Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Innovation Center Funding Letter, July 15, 2019

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-infrastructure-loans-loan-guarantees">Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Services offers this program to provide financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.rural-design.org/apply">Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
National Endowment for the Arts’ Housing Assistance Council offers opportunities that connect rural communities to design resources to improve community streets, buildings, public spaces, or landscapes to address the specific physical, environmental, social, and economic challenges facing rural areas. Application Deadline: July 22, 2019

https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx">Capital Magnet Fund
Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund competitively awards this grant to CDFIs and other qualified non-profit housing organizations to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit distressed communities, including underserved rural areas. Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

https://www.fundersnetwork.org/partners-for-places/">Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities: Partners for Places
Partners for Places, an initiative of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, is a matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Application Deadline: July 30, 2019

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/applying/notices-funding/integrated-mobility-innovation-demonstration-program-notice-funding">Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Grants for projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler experience. The program intends to test models across rural, suburban, and urban settings. Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2019

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-labor-housing-direct-loans-grants">Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants Program 
USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to build new farm labor housing projects or to purchase and rehabilitate non-RD property for farm labor housing. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

Economic Development

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-microentrepreneur-assistance-program">Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program 
USDA Rural Development provides loans to intermediaries to establish revolving loan funds and to provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Application Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.fundersnetwork.org/partners-for-places/">Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities: Partners for Places
Matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations, helping national funders invest in local projects to promote a strong economy. Application Deadline: July 30, 2019

https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL_12-17_Acc.pdf">National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant
The Employment and Training Administration offers a new grant program to help communities solve economic and workforce-related issues due to the opioid crisis. Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316509">Conservation Innovation Grants
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service offers funds to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. Application Deadline: July 30, 2019

https://nationalcenterformobilitymanagement.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Design_Challenge_2019_FInal.pdf">Community Mobility Design Challenge Planning Grants
The National Center for Mobility Management offers support to rural communities seeking innovative ways to address mobility challenges to support increased economic indicators. Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2019

 

Innovation Center Funding Letter, June 7, 2019

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-technical-assistance-and-training-grant">Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
USDA Rural Development offers support to provide https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-01/pdf/2019-06203.pdf">qualified applicants technical assistance and/or training with respect to supporting essential community facilities in qualified rural areas. Application Deadline: June 17, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313993">Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
USDA Rural Development offers grants to assists energy providers and other eligible entities in lowering energy costs for families and individuals in areas with extremely high per-household energy costs (275 percent of the national average or higher.) Application Deadline: June 24, 2019.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/27/2019-05842/notice-of-solicitation-of-applications-for-inviting-applications-for-the-rural-business-development">Rural Business Development Grant Program Rural Transportation Systems
USDA Rural Development will provide https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-27/pdf/2019-05842.pdf">technical assistance and training to rural communities for improving passenger transportation services and/or facilities. Application Deadline: June 25, 2019.

https://www.woodardcurranfoundation.org/impact-grants">Woodard & Curran Foundation
Impact grant opportunity for an innovative project that applies or advances technology to a pressing water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater) issue. Application Deadline: June 30, 2019.

http://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/health/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/">NFL Foundation Grassroots Program
In partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) the NFL Foundation offers financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields with grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects. Application Deadline: August 30, 2019.

Economic Development

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316337">Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program
USDA Rural Development offers this https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/housing-preservation-grants">grant program to eligible entities that work to rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing for rural low and very low-income homeowners and qualified renters. Application Deadline: July 8, 2019.

https://www.sba.gov/match/match-competition-rules-eligibility">Makerspace Training, Collaboration, and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition
The SBA challenges organizations or teams to use existing makerspaces to create or expand skills training programs, including industry or trade certification when feasible, with a goal to immediately place all program graduates in positions with previously-identified employers that are in need of skilled labor https://www.sba.gov/match/match-competition-faq">FAQs. Application Deadline: July 8, 2019.

https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-19-08.pdf">Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC)
The US Department of Labor
is offering grants for projects in the Appalachian and lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315986">eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Application Deadline: July 15, 2019.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/fmpp">Farmers Market Promotion Program 
USDA AMS offers grants for projects that assist in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community‐supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities. Application Deadline: June 18, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314994">Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Grants
The US Department of Transportation opens competition for BUILD Grants to support surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants/outreach">Webinar Series. Application Deadline: July 15, 2019.

https://www.rural-design.org/apply">Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
National Endowment for the Arts’ Housing Assistance Council offers opportunities that connect rural communities to design resources, enabling communities to act on ideas for improvements to a community’s streets, buildings, public spaces, or landscapes to address the specific physical, environmental, social, and economic challenges facing rural areas. Application Deadline: July 22, 2019.

  

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