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Funding Opportunities for Rural Homeownership

USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Homeownership Month, as part of a nationwide celebration to highlight U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) efforts to provide access to affordable housing for rural Americans. USDA Rural Development supports rural homeownership through the following programs: Home Repair Loan and Grant Program , Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans, Single Family Housing Home Loan Guarantees and Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants.

Single Family Home Repair Loans and Grants 
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides funds to elderly and very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards, perform necessary repairs, improve or modernize a home, make homes accessible for people with disabilities, or make homes more energy efficient so these very-low-income families use less of their income on utility bills. Application Deadline: Open

Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Refugee Resettlement offers funding for organizations to establish and manage IDAs for low-income refugee participants that support homeownership, business capital and education. Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD offers funding to develop comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategies for the revitalization of public or assisted housing and surrounding neighborhoods. Application Deadline: July 13, 2021

Housing Preservation Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Application Deadline: July 19, 2021

Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers grant funding to qualified agencies to modify or rehabilitate the primary residences for eligible veterans. Application Deadline: July 30, 2021

Funding Opportunities for Rural Infrastructure

FY 2021 American Rescue Plan–Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration offers a one-time funding opportunity to support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation and other capital improvements to modify, enhance and expand health care infrastructure. Application Deadline: June 24, 2021

2021 Port Infrastructure Development Grants
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT Maritime Administration grants support the improvements to facilities within, or outside of and directly related to operations of or an intermodal connection to, coastal seaports, inland river ports and Great Lakes ports. Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

High Energy Cost Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making grants available to help state and local governments and nonprofit agencies acquire, construct, extend, upgrade, or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission or distribution facilities. Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This program accelerates investment in critical water infrastructure through innovative and flexible financing that can support a wide range of projects in both large and small communities. Letter of Interest Deadline: July 23, 2021

Infrastructure & Capacity Building Challenge Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
This funding is available to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building Capital Projects support the design, purchase, construction, or renovation of facilities which includes telecommunications, and energy management. Digital Infrastructure projects support the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms. Application Deadline: Sept. 28, 2021

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

Small Dollar Loan Program
U.S. Department of the Treasury
This program offers funding to help unbanked and underbanked populations build credit, access affordable capital and allow greater access into the mainstream financial system. Application Deadline: June 29, 2021  

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development funding that provides loans and grants to microenterprise development organizations to help them establish revolving loan programs to assist microenterprises, businesses with 10 or fewer full-time employees. Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Intermediary Relending Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development funding that provides 1 percent low-interest loans to local lenders or “intermediaries” that re-lend to businesses to improve economic conditions and create jobs in rural communities. Application Deadlines: June 30, 2021

Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development is making funds available to support activities such as health education programs, health care services, job training in health care fields, and developing or expanding public health facilities. Application Deadline: July 19, 2021

Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development accepting applications for eligible entities to provide planning, training and technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking activities. Application Deadline: July 26, 2021



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