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Innovation Matters, Funding Opportunities, October 20, 2020

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

Multipurpose, Cleanup and Assessment Brownfield Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides grants to carry out a wide range of eligible assessment, cleanup, planning and community involvement activities to support community health within an eligible area, such as a neighborhood, town, district or census tract. Application Deadline: Oct. 28, 2020

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
USDA Rural Development grant and loan/grant opportunities for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements, such as the installation of solar panels for hospitals or clinics, to improve energy costs. Application Deadline: Nov. 2, 2020 or March 31, 2021.

Technical Assistance and Training for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program
USDA Rural Development grant to help develop innovative treatment solutions of regional wastewater systems in rural America. Application Deadline: Nov. 4, 2020

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) offers tax incentives for investments in business and economic development projects in distressed rural and urban counties, including capital investments in health care facilities. Application Deadline: Nov. 16, 2020

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities & Flood Mitigation Assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers funding for eligible activities to strengthen the nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness by reducing disaster losses and protecting life and property from future damages. Application Deadlines: Jan. 29, 2021

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources Related to Rural Infrastructure:

Economic Development

Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making grants available to assist in maintaining and expanding capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. Application Deadline: Oct. 28, 2020

Local Foods, Local Places
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and USDA invite communities to apply for technical assistance to help revitalize their economy, promote local foods, improve health, and protect the environment with communities revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems. Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2020.

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
USDA Rural Development offers this program to expand the production of advanced biofuel by providing payments to eligible producers. Examples of advanced biofuel include biodiesel, ethanol (other than corn kernel), electricity and biogas produced from anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels. Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

H-1B One Workforce Grant Program
U.S. Department of Labor program supports training for middle to high skilled H-1B occupations within key sectors in the U.S. economy, including information technology and cyber security, advanced manufacturing and transportation, to upskill the present workforce and train a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce. Application Deadline: Nov. 12, 2020

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making grants available to help plan and develop integrated rural health care networks to improve efficiency; expand access coordinate, improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system. Application Deadline: Nov. 16, 2020

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources to Support Rural Economic Development:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Main Street Lending Program

Innovation Matters Funding Opportunities 10/06/2020

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

Technical Assistance and Training for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program
USDA Rural Development grant to help develop innovative treatment solutions of regional wastewater systems in rural America. Application Deadline: November 4, 2020

Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program
USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA B&I CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Webinar for Lenders and Webinar for Businesses and Producers. Application Deadline: September 15, 2021, or until funds are expended.

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers funding for programs to accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure through long-term, low cost, supplemental credit assistance under customized terms to credit-worthy water and wastewater projects of national and regional significance. Letter of Interest: October 15, 2020

Community Connect Broadband Grant Program
USDA Rural Development program to provide financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide service at or above the Broadband Grant Speed to all premises in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not exist. Application Deadline: December 23, 2020

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Manufacturing Assistance Program
USDA Rural Development provides loan guarantees up to $250 million to assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies. These technologies are: advanced biofuelsrenewable chemicals and biobased products. Application Deadlines: April 1, 2021

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources Related to Rural Infrastructure:

Economic Development

Cooperative Leadership Fund – Ralph K. Morris Foundation
The Ralph K. Morris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund provides financial support to help cover costs associated with training, professional development and educational programs for rural young leaders interested in the future of cooperatives and rural communities. Application Deadline: Rolling

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
USDA Rural Development offers this program to expand the production of advanced biofuel by providing payments to eligible producers. Examples of advanced biofuel include biodiesel, ethanol (other than corn kernel), electricity and biogas produced from anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels. Application Deadline: October 31, 2020

Rural Healthcare Grant Program
U.S. Department of Labor program offers funding to address rural healthcare workforce shortages by investing in successful, employer-driven, training models and community partnerships which establish sustainable programs to help employers find skilled workers more readily. Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Opportunities Now Open
The Institute of Museum and Library Services offer six grant opportunities for Museums in rural communities. Application Deadlines: November 16, 2020

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
Department of Health and Human Services program to promote rural health care services to enhance health care delivery to rural underserved populations. Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Cooperative Education Fund
Cooperative Development Foundation offers grants to support cooperative research, sponsors cooperative education events and scholarships and develops cooperative education materials and programs. Application Deadline: Yearly by May 1 and Oct 1

Innovation Matters Funding Opportunities 09/18/2020

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

USDA Expands Access to Broadband Infrastructure for Rural Businesses and Residents Under Select Rural Development Programs
Effective immediately, entities may be eligible to use up to 10 percent of a loan, grant or loan guarantee to build, improve or acquire rural broadband facilities and equipment in areas not served by a minimum acceptable level of broadband service.

Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program
USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA B&I CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Webinar for Lenders and Webinar for Businesses and Producers. Application Deadline: September 15, 2021, or until funds are expended.

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
USDA Rural Development is making funding available to build, expand and improve essential community facilities which includes qualified equipment. Guidebook. Application Deadline: Ongoing

FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
The Economic Development Administration is providing resources to economically distressed communities and regions to help finance construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. Application Deadline: Open

USDOT Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success
The U.S. Department of Transportation has a number of ongoing opportunities for funding and assistance to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. Application Deadline: Various

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers funding for programs to accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure through long-term, low cost, supplemental credit assistance under customized terms to creditworthy water and wastewater projects of national and regional significance. Letter of Interest: October 15, 2020

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources Related to Rural Infrastructure:

Economic Development

Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program
USDA is accepting applications for grants for projects that promote economic development and job creation in rural areas. Application Deadlines: First Quarter, Sept. 30, 2020; Second Quarter, Dec. 31, 2020; Third Quarter, March 31, 2021; and Fourth Quarter, June 30, 2021.

Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements
USDA Rural Development is making funds available to support agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems
The Appalachian Regional Commission is making grants available in ARC’s 13 state region that create or expand upon a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce re-entry for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder. Letter of Intent: October 16, 2020

Small Business Innovation Research Program
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making funds available to transform scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential that benefit and support small businesses to create innovative technologies. Application Deadline: October 22, 2020

The Reimagining Pathways to Employment in the U.S. Challenge
The Morgridge Family Foundation, New Profit, CSU Global, and Gary Community Investments are making grants available to support the most promising solutions that accelerate pathways for future employment. Application Deadline: November 9, 2020

Funding Opportunities, September 1, 2020

Funding Opportunities

Rural Infrastructure

Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program
USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA B&I CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Webinar for Lenders and Webinar for Businesses and Producers. Application Deadline: September 15, 2021, or until funds are expended.

State infrastructure financing authority Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a new program for low-interest loans to state water infrastructure programs (e.g., the State Revolving Funds) to help finance needed water infrastructure projects in local communities. Letter of Interest Deadline: September 15, 2020

2020 National Fish Passage Program
Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to restore fish passage and to support the modernization infrastructure such as road culverts, bridges, dam removals and the installation of fishways. Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers funding for programs to accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure through long-term, low cost, supplemental credit assistance under customized terms to creditworthy water and wastewater projects of national and regional significance. This program prioritizes construction-ready projects in three areas: updating aging infrastructure; reducing exposure to contaminants; and water reuse and recycling. Letter of Interest Deadline: October 15, 2020

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources Related to Rural Infrastructure:

Economic Development

USDA Agricultural Workforce Training Grants Program 
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making funds available to help create a technology and data-savvy workforce ready for the field and industrial jobs within the food and agricultural sciences. Application Deadline: September 24, 2020

Strengthening Community Colleges
U.S. Department of Labor is making funding available to build capacity in community colleges by collaborating with employers and the public workforce to meet labor market demands by increasing capacity, developing skills and mitigating challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Application Deadline: October 8, 2020

Multipurpose, Cleanup and Assessment Brownfield Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides grants to carry out a wide range of eligible assessment, cleanup, planning and community involvement activities to support community health within an eligible area, such as a neighborhood, town, district or census tract. Application Deadline: October 28, 2020

Capacity Building Program for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making grants available to assist in maintaining and expanding capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. Application Deadline: October 28, 2020

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making grants available to help plan and develop integrated rural healthcare networks to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

Quick Links to COVID-19 Resources to Support Rural Economic Development:

  

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