Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau and other Federal regulators ban together and offer critical resources to the public to protect and manage finances during this difficult time of COVID-19.

Novel Coronavirus Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a collection of COVID-19-related websites and documents prepared by the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), including technical assistance responses, infectious disease resources, and topic collections.

NIST Funding Manufacturing Institutes to Support Pandemic Response
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces they have opened a funding opportunity for rapid, high-impact projects that support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will award these grants through the NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program with no requirements for cost matching.

Peer Grant Reviewer Opportunity
USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement seeks panelists to review the Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (2501) Program applications. For additional information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 202-720-6350

Event Opportunities

Regional Food System Partnerships Program Webinar
April 22 | Webinar
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service webinar to learn about this program to support partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems.

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
April 23 | Webinar
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service webinar to learn about the program and application process for funding to support the development, coordination and expansion of local and regional food markets, enterprises and producer-to-consumer marketing.

Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn
April 28 | Webinar
SCORE, supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers marketing tips to re-generate businesses. 

Rural Energy Savings Program Webinar
April 29 | Webinar
USDA Rural Development offers a webinar to support potential applicants for RESP Funding where qualified utilities and similar intermediaries can provide loans to rural families and small businesses to help them reduce energy costs and make energy efficiency improvements.

Newsletters, websites and emails from which we gather this information include:

  • USDA Rural Development’s full Catalog of Programs
  • Foundation Center
  • The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Pew Research Center
  • Philanthropy News Digest 
  • Rural LISC e-newsletter
  • National Association of Development Organizations

USDA Rural Development Innovation Center

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