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Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure 

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grants
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency grants support pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity to help identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Application Deadline: 1/27/2023

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 provides funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. Contact your local State Energy Coordinator for assistance. Federal Register Application Deadlines: Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance 1/31/2023, Grants 3/31/2023 and Loan Guarantees are accepted year-round

RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grants: FY 2023 National Infrastructure Investments
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT offers funding to support capital investments in unmet surface transportation infrastructure needs with an emphasis on rural areas and tribal lands. Application Deadline: 2/28/2023

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

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
USDA Rural Development offers financial assistance to eligible service providers that will construct, improve or expand telecommunication and broadband networks in rural areas. Application Deadline: Open

Funding Opportunities for Community and Economic Development

The Fertilizer Product Expansion Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers grants to help eligible applicants increase or otherwise expand the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives and their availability in the United States. Webinar SlidesApplication Deadlines: 12/29/2022

Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development provides grant funding to intermediary lenders who finance – or plan to finance – the start-up, expansion, or operation of slaughter, or other processing of meat and poultry. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Solid Waste Management Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development offers funds to organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development provides funds for organizations that assist communities with water and/or wastewater operations through technical assistance and training. Application Deadline: 12/31/2022

USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development supports zero-interest loans and grants for current and former eligible Rural Utilities Service borrowers who then use the funds to help local businesses finance projects that create/retain jobs or support community facility projects. Stakeholder AnnouncementFederal RegisterApplication Deadline: To your RD State Office by 12/31/2022, 3/31/23 and 6/30/23

USDA Regional Food Business Centers
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service program serves as the cornerstone of USDA’s development of local and regional supply chains offering funds for coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building support to small and mid-sized food and farm businesses, with the goal of creating a more resilient, diverse, and competitive food system. Request for Applications & FAQs in Spanish. Application Deadline: 1/6/2023 (Extended)

Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program
Universal Service Administrative Company

Federal Communications Commission grants to support partners to conduct a wide range of innovative outreach activities to raise awareness of the program to increase viable eConnectivity. Application Deadline: 1/9/2023

The New Markets Tax Credit Program
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) helps economically distressed communities attract private capital by providing investors with a federal tax credit. Investments used to finance businesses and support neglected or underserved low-income communities. Fact Sheets: English / EspañolApplication Deadline: 1/26/2023

Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development funding to help people in rural and tribal communities access remote education and health care resources by funding real-time, interactive distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable. $64 million available in fiscal year 2023. $12 million is intended for projects that provide substance use disorder treatment services. Application Deadline: 1/30/2023

Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA is seeking applications from organizations with a demonstrable history of providing effective, results-oriented technical assistance to public water systems. The Agency’s priorities include maximizing funds to provide significant benefit to drinking water systems in communities of need; tackling the climate crisis; and advancing environmental justice and equity. Application Deadline: 1/31/2023

YouthBuild Grants
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
DOL’s Employment and Training Administration provides funding for pre-apprenticeship services to support education, occupational skills training and employment services for at-risk youth. Application Deadline: 2/7/2023

Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration program to provide technical assistance to support rural health care through innovative payment models and to promote the value-based care landscape in the context of rural health care. Application Deadline: 2/7/2023

Rural Business Development Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development offers this very important program designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses that have fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. Applicants are advised to view program information specific to state to learn about local application timelines, concept paper requirements, etc. Application Deadline: 2/28/2023

Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
 Rural Development offer this program to establish and operate Agriculture Innovation Centers that provide technical and business development assistance to Agricultural Producers seeking to engage in developing and marketing of Value-Added Agricultural Products. Application Deadline: 3/6/2023

Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)
DOI's National Park Service offers grants to states, and through states to local units of government and federally-recognized Indian tribes, for projects that will provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through the acquisition of lands and waters for parks and other outdoor recreation areas, as well as through the development of new, or the renovation of existing, outdoor recreation facilities. Application Deadline: 5/31/2023

Rural Health Care: Telecommunications Program
Universal Service Administrative Company
Federal Communications Commission funding for healthcare providers to support telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Application Deadline: 4/1/2023

Rural Health Care: Healthcare Connect Fund
Universal Service Administrative Company
Federal Communications Commission funding to assist healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity. Application Deadline: 4/1/2023



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