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Opportunities

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.

GovDelivery, February 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation 
Funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. DOJ’s existing Tribal Government–specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2019. 

Promoting Research on Music and Health 
This grant is intended to encourage exploratory studies to increase our understanding of how music affects the brain, body, and behavior and use that knowledge to develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders. Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2019.

A Community Thrives' Program
USA Today Network is accepting application to provide grants totaling $2 million dollars. The grants will be awarded to nonprofits across the U.S. to support ideas to "build" community. Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.

Blooming Prairie Foundation Grant 
This foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide that conduct any of the following activities: developmental, research, and educational efforts in the organic industry and the cooperative community; the development of organic and natural products; and cooperative development in the natural products industry. Visit the Foundation’s website here to review the grant guidelines. Application Deadline: March 01, 2019.  

Kress Foundation: Conservation Grant Program 
Support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, international conferences and symposia. Please see Grants FAQs for answers to common application questions. Application process requires a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via the Foundation’s online grantmaking portal and review How to Apply. Letter of Inquiry required by March 01, 2019.

Leveraging Health Information Technology to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities  
Grants for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes. Application Deadline: March 04, 2019. 

Hillman Innovations in Care Program
 
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation invite proposals for grants from healthcare organizations and practitioners for nursing-driven projects that serve vulnerable populations. Grants support programs that improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, the homeless, rural populations, and others. Full details are in the RFP, available here. Application Deadline: March 04, 2019.

DOT Opens 2nd Round of INFRA Grant Program. 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is announcing the second round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. The INFRA program will make approximately $855-902.5M available to projects that are in line with the Administration’s principles to help rebuild America’s infrastructure. Eligible INFRA project costs may include: reconstruction, rehabilitation, acquisition of property (including land related to the project and improvements to the land), environmental mitigation, construction contingencies, equipment acquisition, and operational improvements directly related to system performance. Application Deadline: March 4, 2019.

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods Innovation Grants  
Grants administered through the National Recreation and Park Association for working with local park and recreation agencies to implement at least one of three selected innovation strategies to increase access to healthy foods within underserved communities. Application Deadline: March 06, 2019.

Native Youth and Culture Fund 
First Nations Development Institute offers grants for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social and health issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, and mental health. Application Deadline: March 12, 2019.

North American Association for Environmental Education-UL Innovative Education AwardGrants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to advance environmental literacy through the use of STEM principles. Application Deadline: March 12, 2019.

New Access Points (NAP) 
The Bureau of Primary Health Care funds operational support for new service delivery sites to improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by expanding access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost effective primary health care services. Application Deadline: March 12, 2019. 

Funding Available for Northern Border Communities – Forest Based Economies 
The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced a new opportunity for regional approaches to economic development under the Regional Forest Economy Partnership. Allows for creative opportunities to improve communities in NBRC’s service area, including parts of ME, NH, NY and VT. Letter of Interest Due: March 15, 2019. 

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health 

Study minor cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant as it relates to pain and nociception. They offer two Funding OpportunitiesApplication Deadline: March 15, 2019.

Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants  
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families. Application Deadline: March 19, 2019.

Kresge’s Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative 
Focuses on the planning phase of a multi-year effort supporting community-based nonprofit organizations and their capacity to accelerate the implementation of policies and practices that advance climate resilience and reduce health risks equitably. Kresge will fund 12-15 one-year planning grants of up to $100,000 each during the planning phase. The second phase of the initiative will provide multi-year project implementation grants. View or download the application packet at this link.Application Deadline: March 19, 2019.

WaterSMART Program Grants 
The US Bureau of Reclamation is making funding available to support water and energy efficiency grants. These grants will be awarded to projects that will result in quantifiable and sustained water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. Various deadlines as noted below.

Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages 
HUD offers grants for the development of Indian and Alaska Native communities, including housing, public service facilities, healthcare entities, and economic development projects. Application Deadline: March 20, 2019. Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications to develop and implement targeted strategies for substance use disorder treatment provision to address a specific population or area of focus identified by the community. Application Deadline: March 25, 2019.  

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program 
USDA Rural Development’s RBDG Program offers a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Specific requirements applyApplication Deadline: March 29, 2019.

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant 
Fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation. Frequently Asked QuestionsApplication Deadline: March 31, 2019.

Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative Grants to States and Communities  
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers grants to support the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service systems in states and communities. Application Deadline: April 01, 2019. 

Native American Library Services: Basic Grants 
The goal of the FY 2019 Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program is to support existing library operations and maintain core library services. Application Deadline: April 01, 2019. 

New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention 
The National Center for Injury and Prevention Control intends to provide support and 75% “protected time” for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience to develop new researchers in the fields of opioid overdose prevention and cross-cutting violence prevention. Application Deadline: April 01, 2019.

Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program 
Offered by the Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, this grant provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations. Application Deadline: April 02, 2019.

Building Communities of Recovery | SAMHSA
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications to support to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. Application Deadline: April 02, 2019.

2019 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program 
Operated by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship continues to increase regional capacity to bring technologies to market and grow innovative companies by investing in projects that support entrepreneurs and increase access to risk capital offers funding through two competitions. FY19 i6 Challenge: Supports projects that increase regional capacity to accelerate the translation of innovations, ideas, intellectual property, and research into products, services, companies, and jobs; and FY19 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition supports projects that create, launch, or expand equity-based seed funds or that create networks and tools that enable capital to flow into high-growth startups in all parts of the U.S. For information on eligibility and how to apply. Application DeadlineApril 04, 2019.

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program 
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture FBMB Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. For more information these links: Request for Applications and Apply for GrantApplication Deadline: April 09, 2019.

ARC Accepting Proposals for 2019 POWER Initiative
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 POWER (Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. ARC's POWER Initiative will continue focusing on regional investments that maximize economic revitalization in the Appalachian region’s coal-impacted communities. The 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) is available hereApplication Deadline: April 10, 2019.

Challenge America Fast-Track Grants 
National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Link to Complete RFP. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside the arts, as appropriate to their project. Workshop on guidelines Webinar to be held on Feb 27, 2019. Link: Register for the webinar Application Deadline: April 11, 2019.

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants 
The USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service (RUS) offers two funding opportunities for Distance Learning and Telemedicine. One is for the program as has been operated annually (“Traditional DLT”) and one is for projects related to prevention, treatment, or recovery for opioid use disorder in rural areas (“Opioid DLT”). Please review the Funding Opportunity Announcements: Traditional FOA and Opioid FOASpecific requirements apply. Applications under the Traditional DLT program must be submitted by May 15, 2019, while those under the Opioid DLT program must be submitted by April 15, 2019.

Social and Economic Development Strategies –SEDS program 
The Administration for Native Americans within the HHS Administration for Children and Families is seeking applications focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Application Deadline: April 15, 2019.

Community Connect Grants 
The USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service (RUS) offers funds to support broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service. Rural areas that lack any existing broadband speed of at least 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream are eligible. Use of funds may include the construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service for residential and business customers or critical community facilities (such as public schools, fire stations, and public libraries); the cost of providing broadband service free of charge to the critical community facilities for 2 years; and less than 10% of the grant amount or up to $150,000 may be used for the improvement, expansion, construction or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public. Specific Requirements apply. Applications for this program are serviced by RUS national office staff, available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please review the Community Connect fact sheet. Application Deadline: April 15, 2019.

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Program: Implementation and Enhancement Grants 
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice offers grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs using evidence-based principles and practices. This program provides resources to drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including opioid abuse and overdose. Application Deadline: April 16, 2019. 

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers grants to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development to ensure children are thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed. Application Deadline: April 19, 2019.

William T. Grant Foundation
Accepting applications for research projects designed to advance understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development and/or to increase understanding of how research is acquired, understood, and used, as well as the circumstances that shape its use in decision making. This foundation seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages 5 and 25 and believes that the research community can play a critical role in reversing this trend. Application Deadline: May 1, 2019and August 1, 2019.

Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Training and Technical Assistance 
Grants for Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) to assist Protection and Advocacy Systems in promoting full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places; demonstrating and evaluating the use systems and technologies by individuals with disabilities (including blindness); and providing T/TA for non-visual access. Application Deadline: May 10, 2019.

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program  
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) offers grants to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development to ensure children are thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed. Application Deadline: April 19, 2019. 

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Program: Implementation and Enhancement Grants  

Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice offers funding to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs using evidence-based principles and practices. Provides resources to drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including opioid abuse and overdose. Application Deadline: April 16, 2019. 

Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program  
Universal Service Administrative Company offers assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity based on the urban-rural price difference in an area. Application Deadline: May 31, 2019.

ReConnect Program 
USDA Launches New Program to Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity in Rural America! Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service. Projects funded through this initiative must serve communities with fewer than 20,000 people with no broadband service or where service is slower than 10 megabits per second (mbps) download and 1 mbps upload. Priority will be awarded for projects that propose to deliver higher-capacity connections to rural homes, businesses and farms. Specific requirements apply. USDA will make available approximately $200 million for grants. To give potential applicants adequate time to access technical assistance from USDA staff and its partners, the first application deadline will be no earlier than May 31, 2019.

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) 
National Park Service (NPS) staff offer Technical Assistance. The RTCA program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation. NPS partners with community groups, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and government agencies to realize conservation and outdoor recreation goals. Projects typically fall within these four focus areas, although they will consider other project focus areas: to build healthy communities through parks, trails, and outdoor opportunities; to conserve natural lands, rivers, and watersheds; to engage youth in outdoor recreation and stewardship; or to strengthen the organizational capacity of project partners. Contact the Regional Program Manager for application support. Application Deadline: June 30, 2019. 

Virtual Living Room-Using Technology to Address Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas
 
Foundation for Rural Service, NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a grant program that combines rural technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resources, and local support to provide solutions to improve healthcare access for veterans in rural areas. You can establish your Virtual Living Room anywhere such as Veterans of Foreign War lodge, American Legion, library, firehouse, church or community center. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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