Funding Available to Businesses / For-profits

Funding Available to Businesses / For-profits

Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative

Expands and enhances existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Seeks to support organizations that operate a mentoring program in multiple states and promote the use of various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance/performance, substance use, or gang participation, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG)

Offers grants and zero-interest loans to local utility organizations who provide funding options for local businesses. Supports economic development in rural areas by funding projects designed to create or preserve job opportunities.

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI)

Provides funding to intermediary organizations that offer financial and technical assistance to recipients to help meet the needs of their communities in eligible rural areas. Recipients use funds for projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
State Justice Institute (SJI) Quarterly Grant Program

Enhances the functioning of the U.S. judicial system by improving the quality of justice in state courts. Provides funding to state courts, national organizations, and other eligible organizations to address common issues and challenges faced by state courts, with a focus on SJI priority investment areas, including court responses to opioids, other dangerous drugs, and behavioral health issues. Offers the following 5 types of funding to eligible applicants on a quarterly basis: project grants, technical assistance grants, curriculum adaptation and training grants, strategic initiative grants, and education support program grants.

Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2024
Sponsor: State Justice Institute (SJI)
Business & Industry Loan Guarantees

Offers programs to guarantee loans to rural businesses to increase access to business capital and improve rural economies. Allows commercial lenders to offer affordable financing to rural businesses to support business operations and create or preserve employment opportunities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
High Cost Program - Connect America Fund

Offers financial support to telecommunication service providers who provide rural communities with access to high-speed broadband access, specifically in markets that do not support the infrastructure and network costs of telecommunications carriers' providing the service.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Multifamily Housing Loan Guarantees

Seeks to increase the amount of affordable rental housing available in rural areas to individuals and families with low and moderate income. Offers loan guarantees to qualified private-sector lenders who provide financing to borrowers for the construction, acquisition, and improvement of multifamily rental housing units. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide necessary infrastructure.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Business Investment Program

Provides licenses to newly formed, for-profit entities to operate as a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC). RBICs make equity capital investments in small, rural enterprises that may otherwise have difficulty accessing venture capital. Seeks to develop economies, create wealth, and increase job opportunities for people living in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Small Business Administration (SBA) Guaranteed Loans

Assists small businesses in securing loans to support their business operations. Provides financial guarantees and sets guidelines for lenders in order to make loans easier to access for eligible businesses. Loans can be used to pay for long-term fixed assets, such as real estate, equipment, machinery, construction, and remodeling, or as working capital for seasonal financing, revolving credit, export loans, and refinancing debt.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Strategic Economic and Community Development

Supports regional economic development plans for rural areas by giving funding priority to multi-jurisdictional projects implemented through USDA Rural Development programs. Projects are intended to build community prosperity by using community assets, identifying resources, convening partners, and leveraging federal, state, local or private funding.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees

Aims to improve rural communications and economic development by providing loans and technical assistance to build, improve, and further develop telecommunication services in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Site-Based Inactive

Supports efforts to reduce violent crime by developing and implementing comprehensive community-based violence intervention and prevention programs focused on youth and adults at highest risk for violence. Encourages community partnerships between residents, local government, victim service providers, law enforcement, hospitals, and other stakeholders to engage in strategies and activities to address risk factors related to violence, including substance use disorder (SUD), housing instability, and history victimization or perpetration.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Mentoring Programs for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Inactive

Awards funds to implement and deliver mentoring services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system, with the goal of reducing substance use, delinquency, truancy, victimization, and other problem behaviors while promoting positive outcomes for youth. Supports multiple mentoring approaches, including one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of mentoring services as well as nonmentoring direct services, such as mental health, substance use treatment, and other supportive services. Target population includes youth currently placed within a juvenile correctional facility and those recently released from a juvenile facility.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
ReConnect Loan and Grant Program Inactive

Provides loans and grants to help expand broadband access to rural communities without sufficient high-speed internet connectivity. Aims to increase private sector investment to support the construction or improvement of critical broadband infrastructure to deliver internet access to a wide range of rural sites and facilities, including residential homes, community healthcare and public safety facilities, schools, libraries, business and industry, agricultural operations, and other sites.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Mentoring for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse Inactive

Expands existing mentoring services and activities for at-risk youth and youth currently misusing or dependent on opioids, stimulants, or other substances. Supports the development of innovative, high quality services, utilizing various mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, designed to reduce substance use, delinquency, and other problem behaviors. Offers educational and support services to youth and their family members to address opioid or substance misuse issues.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Inactive

Increases communities' access to locally and regionally produced food and agricultural products by developing, coordinating, and expanding direct producer-to-consumer operations and activities, such as domestic farmer's markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, agritourism activities, online sales, or other market opportunities. Builds organizational capacity and provides outreach, training, and technical assistance in order to help producers achieve a greater impact on local and regional food systems.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Inactive

Develops, coordinates, and expands local and regional food business enterprises that function as intermediaries for indirect producer-to-consumer marketing with the goal of making local and regional agricultural products more available and accessible to communities. Supports both planning and implementation activities to establish, improve, or expand local or regional food businesses. Assists businesses through feasibility studies, market research, training, and technical assistance to strengthen food system infrastructure and increase sales of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) Inactive

Promotes partnerships able to connect and utilize public and private resources to strengthen regional food systems. Supports partnerships to improve viability and resilience of the local or regional food economy.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Inactive

Supports new and existing training programs for paraprofessionals in behavioral health fields in order to improve services for families whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD). Seeks to increase the number of paraprofessionals in behavioral health working in high-need and high-demand areas to reduce the risk of mental health disorders and SUD among children.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Impact (RCORP – Impact) Inactive

Supports efforts to improve access to integrated and coordinated treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural areas to address the SUD/OUD crisis in rural areas and promote long-term, sustained recovery.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, diversion, treatment, and recovery programs and services to benefit children, youth, and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders. Assists communities in developing a coordinated response to address opioids and substance misuse, overdose, and public safety through collaboration with law enforcement, courts, organizations that address substance use, child welfare agencies and other community stakeholders.

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants Inactive

Funds telecommunication projects that support distance learning and telemedicine services to increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources for students, teachers, medical professionals, and residents in rural areas. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that address substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid misuse.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
National Mentoring Programs Inactive

Provides funding to national organizations operating in 45 or more states to expand existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, drug use, truancy, justice system involvement, and other problematic or high-risk behaviors. Supports various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population. Works to provide young people with opportunities for personal growth and development, while strengthening community safety.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children Inactive

Offers funding to states, local and tribal governments, and community-based organizations to implement and expand services to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals and their minor children to prevent violent crime and reduce recidivism. Focuses on programs to reduce recidivism and support responsible parenting hat lead to healthy child development, resiliency, and improved interactions among incarcerated parents and their minor children, family, and community members.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program Inactive

Enhances the work of medical examiners and coroners in the U.S. by providing funds to agencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduated Medical Education (ACGME) to recruit qualified applicants for fellowship programs. Improves medical and legal death investigation services by assisting medical examiner and coroner agencies seeking to achieve or maintain accreditation through an independent accrediting organization.

Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
AmeriCorps VISTA for Project Sponsors Inactive

Offers organizations the opportunity to engage and sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA service members to help develop or expand community anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to 1-year of full-time, volunteer service, helping to build capacity and sustainability in programs to address poverty and other issues identified by the community. Requires sponsors to operate and direct the project, recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, and complete the necessary administrative support activities to meet the project goals. VISTA's fiscal year 2024 focus areas include economic opportunity, education, Healthy Futures, veterans and military families, and environmental stewardship. VISTA FY 2024 priority population include rural communities, native nations and tribal communities, and those experiencing deep poverty, specifically in Puerto Rico and states in the Midwest, Southeast, South Central, or West AmeriCorps regions.

Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP) Inactive

Provides funding to integrate behavioral health services in primary care settings using telehealth technology through telehealth networks. Supports evidence-based projects in telehealth networks using telehealth technologies in rural and underserved areas to increase access to integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and to improve the quality of healthcare information available to providers by evaluating the effectiveness of integrating telebehavioral health services into primary care settings.

Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024
Sponsor: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative Inactive

Funds economic revitalization projects in the Appalachian region focused on building businesses, workforce ecosystems, infrastructure, culture and tourism, and leadership capacity to meet Appalachian Regional Commission's strategic investment goals. Gives priority to investments for building a competitive workforce, fostering entrepreneurial activities, developing industry clusters, and broadband initiatives.

Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
USDA Community Connect Grants Inactive

Awards grants for the deployment of broadband in rural communities where private sector internet service providers are unable to develop the infrastructure to provide broadband service due to economic and cost challenges. Support internet services to foster economic development and employment, and improve educational and healthcare opportunities in eligible areas.

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) Inactive

Grants funds to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Implements research, education, and extension initiatives that prepare K-12 students, which includes students in 2-year post-secondary programs, to enter STEM fields in higher education institutions. Aims to develop a qualified workforce in the areas of food and agriculture to improve economic opportunity in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Feb 9, 2024
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive

Supports planning activities to assist rural communities in developing integrated healthcare provider networks. Promotes the strengthening of rural healthcare systems by achieving efficiencies, expanding access to care, increasing care coordination, and improving basic healthcare services.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive

Assists schools and other eligible entities with developing, establishing, and maintaining farm to school programs. Supports a wide range of training, planning, implementation, and operational activities in order to increase student access to local food in schools. Facilitates collaboration between schools, local agricultural producers, and other community partners and promotes educational opportunities related to nutrition and local food systems.

Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive

Funds programs to address high rates of infant death by improving health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reducing well-documented racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Supports the provision of direct and enabling services, including screening and referrals, case management, care coordination, health and parenting education, and linkages to clinical care, to enrolled program participants.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions Inactive

Offers a 1-year initiative for rural justice, public safety practitioners, and other community stakeholders seeking to engage in strategic planning to address issues related to substance use and misuse in their communities. Assists participants in developing cross-sector networks and creating solutions to better respond to and serve justice-involved individuals with substance use or co-occurring disorders. Reaching Rural is an initiative of the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP) funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Justice Institute (SJI)
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) Inactive

Provides funding to enhance or expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives, especially in underserved and rural areas. Seeks to reduce food loss and waste, improve food quality and children's nutrition, and promote knowledge of agriculture by engaging schools directly with local and regional agricultural producers and other parts of the food system.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2023
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Build to Scale Program (B2S) Inactive

Funds technology-based economic development initiatives that promote job growth, innovation, economic opportunity, global competitiveness, and the development of future industry-leading companies in regions across the U.S. Aims to help startups and companies access investment capital, grow their companies, empower entrepreneurs, and commercialize new technology. Projects are intended to benefit underserved populations and communities, including rural areas.

Application Deadline: Jul 28, 2023
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (RCORP – CABH) Inactive

Provides funding to prevent substance misuse and address mental health issues by establishing and expanding behavioral healthcare services in rural communities for children and adolescents aged 5-17 who are at risk for, have, or are recovering from a behavioral health disorder.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification (PARD) Inactive

Expands access to social detoxification services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/NA) populations impacted by alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) in McKinley County, New Mexico. Supports programs that include the 3 critical components of community-based social detoxification: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering patient readiness for and entry into treatment. PARD is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS) Inactive

Assists rural communities working to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among pregnant, postpartum, and persons of childbearing age who are diagnosed with or at risk for opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports the implementation of evidence-based OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies designed to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response Inactive

Provides funding to address immediate responses to the opioid crisis in rural areas by improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD).

Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication-Assisted Treatment Access (RCORP – MAT Access) Inactive

Aims to increase the affordability, accessibility, acceptability, and availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by establishing new MAT access points in rural communities. Enhances the capacity to provide MAT treatment services for people in rural areas with or at risk of opioid use disorder (OUD), with focus on underserved populations. Promotes the use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of OUD along with supportive services, including counseling and behavioral therapies. Supports the use MAT to treat alcohol use disorder, if the need exists.

Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2022
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to increase the number of internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals working to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health paraprofessionals. Promotes collaboration with community-based health partners to meet workforce demand in high need and high demand areas and expand access to quality behavioral health services, including services for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration through team-based care and emphasizes training oriented toward the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Psychostimulant Support (RCORP – PS) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities to address psychostimulant use disorders and the misuse of psychostimulants, including methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription stimulants. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of psychostimulant use disorder, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Inactive

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims Inactive

Provides funding, technical assistance, and training to support direct services for children and youth who are crime victims and have been impacted the current crisis of addiction and substance use, including the use of opioids, methamphetamines, other substance misuse, and polysubstance use. Supports services for children and youth ages 0-18 and includes direct service activities such as information about and referral to trauma-informed victim services, personal advocacy, medical services, on-scene emotional support at drug/crime related incidents, and follow-up care, including counseling, support groups, and other types of mental health treatment.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant Combinations, and Loan Guarantees (Farm Bill Broadband Program) Inactive

Provides loans and loan guarantees to build, improve, or acquire the facilities and equipment necessary to deliver services at the broadband lending speed to eligible rural areas. Supports projects that improve rural economies and the quality of life in rural communities. Seeks to fund projects related to technological innovation, e-connectivity, and the rural workforce.

Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) - Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to strengthen experiential training for behavioral health paraprofessional students focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD). Emphasizes training that addresses the specific challenges of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for behavioral health disorders. Seeks to expand access to quality SUD/OUD treatment and services in high need, high demand areas by increasing the number of qualified behavioral health paraprofessionals working in community-based settings.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish 3 demonstration projects to implement evidence-based 2-generational strategies addressing issues facing rural at-risk children, prenatal to age 3, and their parents, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), maternal depression, mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use, and related neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Offers technical assistance, training, and support to demonstration sites to coordinate programs and services that support healthy childhood development and increase family economic opportunity.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)