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Funding Opportunities Supporting Infrastructure

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Presidentially Declared Disasters Pilot
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program for very-low-income homeowners to repair disaster related damage caused to their homes. Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: Open

Powering Affordable Clean Energy Program (PACE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program to help make clean, affordable, and reliable energy accessible to the people of rural America. Rural Utilities Service program to forgive a percentage of loans for specific renewable energy projects. Letters of Interest (Required): 9/29/2023

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

Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides grants to help eligible processors expand their processing capacity, to creates new, better and more processing options for meat and poultry producers. Application Deadline: 11/22/2023

Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development HBIIP seeks to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel derived from U.S. agricultural products by sharing the costs to build and retrofit biofuel-related infrastructure. Federal RegisterApplication Deadline: Various through 9/30/2024

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program provides funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Federal Register Notice. More Flexible Inflation Reduction Act Changes. Contact your State Energy CoordinatorApplication Deadline: Various through 9/30/2024


Funding Opportunities Supporting Community and Economic Development

ParkVentures Program
The National Park Foundation (NPF)
NPF program to engage historically excluded audiences at national parks through recreational activities. Application Deadline: 10/05/2023  

Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program)
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
DOC’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) program 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

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

T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program
T-Mobile offers funding for shovel-ready projects to create outdoor spaces, community centers or hiking trails. Application Deadline: Quarterly

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

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offers funding for new tools, approaches, and technologies to further conservation on private lands. Two separate funding opportunities are available: CIG On-Farm Trials and CIG Classic. Proposals Due By: 10/30/2023  

High Energy Cost Grant
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers funding to acquire, construct, extend, upgrade, or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities. Grants may also be used to install on-grid and off-grid renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements. Application Deadline: 10/31/2023

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers funding to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, create and preserve quality jobs and revitalize low-income communities. Application Deadline: 11/03/2023

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Disaster Repair Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides funding to support technical assistance for repairing essential community facilities damaged by Presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022. Specific requirements apply. For more information, visit the Federal Register. Application Deadlines: Paper submissions by 11/29/2023 | via Grants.gov by 11/24/2023




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