Upcoming Grants Related to Rural Development/Initiatives

 

Department of Agriculture: Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

Deadline: Jul 26, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks applicants for cooperative agreement grants available under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). The RPIC is a technical assistance and planning process for qualified entities to support rural community leaders to create places where people want to live, work, and play. Under RPIC, placemaking is defined as a...


 

U.S. Department of Justice: Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies

Deadline: Jul 6, 2021

The Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative is awarding grants on a competitive basis to small law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices in rural locations. These grants will support improved training and technology, expanded community-based crime prevention programs, and partnerships with victim services providers. This initiative is intended to improve communication and collaboration between state, local,...


 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Local Food Promotion Program

Deadline: Jun 21, 2021

The Local Food Promotion Program funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The program focuses on: * Supporting and promoting local and regional food business...


 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Farmers Market Promotion Program

Deadline: Jun 21, 2021

The Farmers Market Promotion Program funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The program focuses on: * Supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to- retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) marketing such as farmers markets,...


 

Department of Agriculture: Outreach Education and Technical Assistance for Farm Service Agency Programs, Functions and Activities

Deadline: May 5, 2021

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support and further expand Farm Service Agency (FSA)’s existing program outreach and education efforts to socially disadvantaged applicants (SDA), specifically farmers and ranchers. The mission of the Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers and ranchers through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all...


 

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: Western Sky Community Care Micro Grant Fund

Deadline: May 28, 2021

The Western Sky Community Care Micro Grant Fund supports nonprofits in improving outcomes in Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, and Sierra Counties of New Mexico. Projects in these counties are defined broadly and may include one or more of the following social determinant areas: Economic Stability (employment, housing instability, food insecurity, poverty) Education (early childhood education...


 

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund

Deadline: May 21, 2021

The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund seeks to support both new and existing projects that demonstrate improvement in the well-being of Luna County residents to support healthy environments where Luna County residents live, work, and play. The purpose is to provide nonprofit support and demonstrate improved outcomes for Luna County residents as broadly defined by...


 

Department of Agriculture: Rural Community Development Initiative

Deadline: Mar 22, 2021

The Rural Community Development Initiative will award grants to qualified intermediary organizations that provide a program of financial and technical assistance to help develop the capacity of community based organizations located in eligible rural areas to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community/economic development in rural areas. The recipients of the grantees’ services...


 

Department of Transportation: Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

The intent of the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program (the Program) is to demonstrate and evaluate the viability and effectiveness of a small number of accelerators in expediting the development and delivery of specific transportation projects. The Program assists entities in designating and funding Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIAs) that will: (1) serve a defined geographic...


 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant

Deadline: Feb 16, 2021

The Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (EMS Training) seeks to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. This grant addresses the needs in rural communities. Required activities are to: • Train EMS personnel as appropriate to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency. • Conduct courses...


 

Department of Transportation: Small Community Air Service Development Program

Deadline: Jan 26, 2021

The Small Community Air Service Development Program is designed to provide financial assistance to small communities to help them enhance their air service. Eligible projects include:  A U.S. air carrier to subsidize service to and from an underserved airport for a period not to exceed three years; An underserved airport to obtain service to and...


 

National Science Foundation: Strengthening American Infrastructure

Deadline: Dec 11, 2020

Note: Conference (workshop) Proposals (encouraged) are due November 30, 2020; Proposal Concept Outlines (required) are due December 11, 2020; Full Proposals (invited) are due January 15, 2021. The Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) program seeks to stimulate fundamental exploratory, potentially transformative research that strengthens America’s infrastructure. The program will fund workshop and Early Concept Grants for...


 

USDA: The Community Connect Grant Program

Deadline: Dec 23, 2020

The Community Connect Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide service at or above the Broadband Grant Speed to all premises in rural, economically challenged communities where broadband service does not exist. The deployment of broadband services on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis stimulates economic development and provides enhanced educational and health...


 

Department of Health and Human Services: Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)

Deadline: Feb 16, 2021

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the unique needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote rural health care providers’ capacity to implement effective health care delivery system redesign on a...


 

Corporation for National and Community Service: AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Deadline: Jan 6, 2021

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service...