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Funding Opportunities Supporting Infrastructure 

Broadband ReConnect Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers funding for construction, improvement or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. Recorded Webinar materials (Round 4). Application Deadline: 11/2/2022

Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) program to expand middle mile broadband infrastructure and reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas. Application Deadline: 9/30/2022

HUD Older Adults Home Modification Grants
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD offers “set aside” funding supporting rural projects for home modifications and limited repairs for low-income, elderly homeowners. Application Deadline: 10/13/2022

REAP Sept 22


Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
USDA Rural Development funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. Application Deadline: 10/31/2022 and 3/31/2023

The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD funds to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs. Applicants must propose to use a significant amount grant funds in at least two states. Application Deadline: November 11/7/2022

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

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development loan and grant program that provides zero-interest loans and grants to current and former eligible Rural Utilities Service borrowers to then use the funds to help local businesses finance projects to create and retain jobs or finance community facility projects. Stakeholder Announcement. Federal Register. Application Deadline: To your RD State Office on a quarterly basis - 9/30/2022, 12/31/2022, 3/31/23 and 6/30/23

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program provides loans and grants to a non-profit entity, tribe or institution of higher education as a Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO) to establish revolving loan funds to provide loans to rural microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Application Deadline: To your RD State Office on a quarterly basis - 9/30/2022, 12/31/2022, 3/31/23 and 6/30/23

Intermediary Relending Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program which provides low-interest loans to local lenders or “intermediaries” that re-lend the funds to businesses to improve economic conditions and create new opportunities in rural communities. Stakeholder AnnouncementApplication Deadline: To your RD State Office on a quarterly basis - 9/30/2022, 12/31/2022, 3/31/23 and 6/30/23


IM - Sept Issue

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD program which enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations, Community Housing Development Organizations, rural local governments and Indian tribes to carry out affordable housing and community development activities in rural areas for the benefit of low-and moderate-income families and persons. Application Deadline: 10/11/2022

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration offers this program to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families. Application Deadline: 10/12/2022

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
This DOT Pilot program will help reconnect communities that were previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure through for public engagement, planning activities, capital construction projects and technical assistance. DOT Navigator. NOFO. Application Deadline: 10/13/2022

IM - Sept 22


Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This HUD program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Application Deadline: 10/18/2022

Continuum of Care to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homeless
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families and communities by homelessness. Includes funds set aside to address homelessness in rural communities. Application Deadline: 10/20/2022  

AFRI Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development Program
U.S. Department of of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) support in seven areas: agricultural workforce training; professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, a new program for food and agricultural non-formal education and evaluation of NIFA’s agricultural literacy and workforce development portfolio. Application Deadline: 10/27/2022

Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program 
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA grants to establish technical assistance centers across the nation to communities with environmental justice concerns. Application Deadline: 11/1/2022 (extended)


EPA IM Sept 22

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funding to small rural hospitals purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals or purchase health information technology, equipment, or training. Application Deadline: 11/8/2022

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
The ARC offers this new Multi-State Funding for applicants to highlight partnerships across multiple states and provide a plan that showcases the economic impact of proposed project. Application Deadline: Accepted on a Rolling Basis 



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