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Funding Opportunities for
Community and Economic Development

Economic Adjustment Assistance Program
U.S Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration (EDA) offers this flexible American Rescue Plan Act grants to support job creation/retention through construction, non-construction planning, workforce development, and entrepreneurship and recreation economy support. Application Deadline: Rolling | Contact your local Economic Development Representative

EDA’s Travel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Program
U.S Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration (EDA) is available to qualified applicants to accelerate the recovery of communities that rely on the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors. Specific requirements apply. Application Deadline: Rolling, until funding is exhausted

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Funds support research that expands the evidence needed to build a culture of health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. Application Deadline: Open

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities: A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration grant to support workforce in the Appalachian and Delta Regions. Application Deadline: 3/8/2022

Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants 
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families. Application Deadline: 3/9/2022

Farm and Food Worker Relief Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Agricultural Marketing Services program to supporting farmworkers and meatpacking workers. Application Deadline: 3/10/2022 

Garden Grant Program
Whole Kids Foundation
This program grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a K–12 School or non-profit organization that serves children in K-12 grades. Application Deadline: 3/11/2022 

Women’s’ Business Center (WBC) Grant: Supporting Minority Serving Institutions
Small Business Administration
WBC funding for qualified organizations (private and public) that support Minority Serving Institutions with entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Application Deadline: 3/14/2022  

CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Round
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) offer awards to support Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that provide affordable financing and related services to low-income communities and populations that lack access to credit, capital and financial services. Application Deadline: 3/14/2022

Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration funding to establish community health networks for sustainable placement opportunities and integrate newly trained public health professionals into quality organizations and care teams to support the provision of health care services in rural communities. Application Deadline: 3/18/2022

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants for scholarship programs leading to degrees within the Food and Agricultural sciences or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to educate students in national need areas of the food and agricultural sciences and in rural economic, community and business development. Application Deadline: 3/23/2022

Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development invests in rural transportation, through the Rural Business Development Grant, to build opportunity for prosperity for organizations seeking to improve passenger services and facilities. Federal Register. Application Deadline: 4/14/2022 

Rural Community Development Initiative
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development support for qualified intermediaries to improve housing and community facilities, and to implement community and economic development projects in rural areas. Federal Register. Application Deadline: on Grants.gov 4/19/2022

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development encourages a regional, innovation-driven approach to economic development by funding job accelerator partnerships in low-income rural communities. Federal Register. Application Deadline: 4/19/2022

Rural Energy Pilot Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development offers this new program to support underserved communities deploy community-scale renewable energy technologies and innovations to reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change. Federal Register. Letter of Intent Required: 4/19/2022

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD) in high-risk rural communities and improve to and quality of SUD and other behavioral health care services in rural communities. Application Deadline: 4/19/2022

Funding Opportunities for Rural Infrastructure

Broadband ReConnect Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that currently do not have sufficient access to broadband. Application Deadline: 2/22/2022

Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development partners with lenders to guarantee loans to help eligible entities expand meat and poultry processing capacity and finance other food supply chain infrastructure. Fact Sheet. Federal Register. Application Deadline: Until funds are exhausted

Emergency Rural Health Care Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development Track One: Recovery Grants provide immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency. Application Deadline: Until funds are exhausted

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
U.S Department of Homeland Security
This program offers funding for hazard mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. Application Deadline: 2/25/2022 

WaterSMART: Desalination Construction Projects Under the WIIN Act 
U.S. Department of the Interior 
The Bureau of Reclamation leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to support stakeholder efforts to stretch scarce water supplies and avoid conflicts over water. Application Deadline: 3/15/2022 

EPA - Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities 
Environmental Protection Agency
This program offers funds to conduct ambient air monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. Application Deadline: 3/25/2022 

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical & Biobased Products Manufacturing Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development program that provides loan guarantees to assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased productsApplication Deadline: 4/1/2022



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