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Funding Opportunities Supporting Infrastructure 

Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT investment for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity. The program seeks to award funding to rural and tribal communities that face unique challenges related to mobility and economic development, including isolation, transportation cost burden, and traffic safety. Application Deadline: 9/28/2023

Solar for All
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grant to expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for distributed solar investments. Grantees will use funds to expand existing low-income solar programs or design and deploy new programs nationwide. Application Deadline: 9/26/2023

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides loan guarantees to assist in the development, construction, and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies such as advanced biofuelsrenewable chemicals and biobased productsApplication Deadline: 10/3/2023

HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD provides grants for small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district, or “Main Street” area, by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. Application Deadline: 10/12/2023

Single Family Housing Rural Disaster Home Repair Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers this pilot program that makes funds available to repair and rebuild homes damaged in specific areas of presidentially declared disasters. Application Deadline: Open


Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

Energy Future Grants
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE program to provide support for multijurisdictional teams to further partner with community benefit organizations to turn innovative ideas into solutions addressing barriers to clean energy deployment. Application Deadline: 9/30/2023

Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program)
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
DOC’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) program is designed to make focused investments in communities most in need of economic resources to provide options supporting a path to economic prosperity. Application Deadline: 10/5/2023

Farm To School Technical Assistance-Cooperative Agreement
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers farm-to-school stakeholder funding to expand qualified activities. Application Deadline: 10/10/2023

Clean Communities Investment Accelerator
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund competition provides grants and technical assistance to specific industry networks to deploy clean technology projects. Application Deadline: 10/12/2023

Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas Fixed Award Grant Program
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE offers this grant program to provide financial investment, technical assistance, and other resources to advance clean energy demonstrations and energy solutions that benefit rural and remote communities. Application Deadline: 10/12/2023

USDA Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service offers incentives for forestry practices and support for underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. Application Deadline: 10/21/2023

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture offers grants to qualified applicants that meet program guidelines to reduce food insecurity while improving access to services. Application Deadline: 10/30/2023

AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants
AmeriCorps funding will support members to engage in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Application Deadline: 1/4/2024




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