Funding for Buildings and Facilities

Funding for Buildings and Facilities

Funding to support building, renovation, or acquisition of an existing building.

USDA Community Connect Grant Program

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. Supports efforts to achieve e-connectivity to foster economic development and employment, and improve educational and healthcare opportunities in eligible areas.

Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
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: Dec 31, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Business and 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.

Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Multi-Family 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 multi-family rental housing units. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide necessary infrastructure.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program

Provides loan funds to farmers and ranchers who are in their first 10 years of operation to assist them in establishing prosperous and competitive farms and ranches. Helps new farmers and ranchers finance normal operating expenses, purchase land and capital, access new markets and marketing opportunities, diversify operations, pay family living expenses, and more. Funding can be accessed through one of the following four USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs: Farm Operating Loans, Farm Ownership Loans, Guaranteed Farm Loans, and Microloans Programs.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Community Facilities Relending Program

Provides loans to eligible lenders who re-lend the funds to economically distressed rural areas for the construction or improvement of essential community infrastructure, such as hospitals, medical and dental clinics, childcare centers, street improvements, and public safety services. Offers technical assistance and financial expertise to help high or persistent poverty areas gain access to capital, improve community facilities and services, and enhance the quality of life for rural residents.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP): Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (PWEAA)

Supports the planning and implementation of economic development and revitalization projects in areas facing economic disruption and hardship, including rural and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. Helps communities attract investment, create and retain new businesses and jobs, provide job training and education opportunities for dislocated workers, and enhance technology and infrastructure.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Offers grants to assist rural areas facing extreme unemployment and economic decline with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

Provides funding for economic development programs to help communities and regions prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Offers a wide range of assistance to address the impacts of the pandemic, including planning and technical assistance grants, capitalization/recapitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), innovation grants, construction of infrastructure, deployment of broadband, and other development projects.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Formula Grants for Rural Areas

Provides funding to assist states and tribes with supporting, maintaining, and expanding upon current public transit services in rural communities to enhance access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. States may either carry out public transit projects directly or grant funds to subrecipients to meet local transportation needs.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG)

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to provide safe and affordable housing for tribal residents. Supports new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, land acquisition and infrastructure projects that support housing development. Provides low-income individuals, students, and families with rental assistance, loans and assistance programs for homebuyers, rehabilitation assistance for homeowners, and other housing services. Encourages model activities to help identify innovative solutions to address tribal housing issues and homelessness, prevent crime, and improve safety and accessibility.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Intermediary Relending Program

Seeks to improve economic development, create employment opportunities, and reduce poverty in rural areas, especially disadvantaged and isolated communities. Offers 1% low-interest loans to local lenders known as intermediaries, that then re-lend funds to businesses in rural communities to foster community development.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Microloan Programs

Offers microloans focused on the credit needs of small and beginning, niche and non-traditional farm operations, including truck farms, hydroponic, aquaponic, and organic producers, as well as direct marketing and sales through farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture, restaurants, and grocery stores. Loans may be used to make a down payment on a farm; build, repair, or improve farm buildings and facilities; purchase livestock, seed, and fertilizer; pay land rents, utilities, family living expenses, and other costs essential to starting and maintaining successful farm operations.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program

Provides loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers through all of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs. Funds from each loan program are set aside to specifically target farmers and ranchers who are women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Eligible FSA loan programs include Guaranteed Farm Loans, Farm Operating Loans, Farm Ownership Loans, Microloan Programs, and Youth Loans.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans

Provides direct, competitive loans to support the construction, improvement, and purchase of multi-family rental housing in rural areas for families with low income, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Helps applicants gain access to financing on terms that will allow them to set rents at an affordable rate for tenants with low income. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide necessary infrastructure for multi-family housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Supports local self-help housing construction projects in rural areas. Funds organizations that will recruit, supervise, and provide technical assistance to groups of individuals and families with low-income to enable them to construct their own homes. Aims to make homeownership possible for people living in substandard housing or who otherwise would not qualify as homeowners.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Farm Bill Broadband Program)

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.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG)

Offers funding to support technical assistance and training for rural businesses that have fewer than 50 new workers and generate a gross revenue less than $1,000,000. Funds can also be used on projects to support and benefit rural businesses as specified in the grant application. Supports the expansion of rural businesses through economic development, planning, and other related activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

Provides microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) with loans and grants to help establish and expand microenterprises through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund. Helps microloan borrowers and microentrepreneurs receive training and technical assistance.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans

Offers loans to help rural individuals and families with low income to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home. Makes owning a home more affordable by providing applicants with a payment assistance subsidy to reduce their mortgage payment for a short time. Aims to increase access to safe, clean, affordable homes for people in rural areas who do not currently own adequate housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Provides loan guarantees to approved lenders for loans to households with low or moderate income seeking to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home in rural areas. Assists applicants who are unable to secure credit from other sources in obtaining safe, clean, modest, affordable homes.

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)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and 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)
Tribal College Initiative Grants

Offers grants to tribal colleges and universities to purchase equipment and improve infrastructure for educational facilities, and develop essential community facilities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Supports the expansion and improvement of water and waste treatment facilities in financially distressed rural communities. Helps communities provide clean reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to rural households and businesses. Aims to keep user costs for rural residents at a reasonable level.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) Inactive

Supports research projects that implement innovative strategies to reduce opioid and stimulant overdose in high-risk communities. Promotes the use of evidence-based practices in new or existing programs and emphasizes the evaluation of new and promising approaches. Establishes partnerships between law enforcement and public health agencies to address harms related to opioid and stimulant use and overdose.

Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) Inactive

Provides funding to Native American tribes for public transit services in rural areas. Funds may be used for planning and capital expenses, including start-up, replacement, or expansion needs. Offers assistance for operating costs in limited circumstances.

Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Inactive

Supports workforce development activities in rural counties throughout the Appalachian and Delta regions. Provides funds to prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers, including workers affected by substance use disorder (SUD), for good jobs in high-demand occupations in these regions. Ensures that efforts align with existing economic growth strategies in order to increase employment opportunities and foster long-term regional economic prosperity.

Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2020
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Traditional DLT) 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 rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that help rural communities foster economic and community development. Works to reduce substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities through education, treatment, and counseling programs and services.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell program) - Competitive Inactive

Assists medical examiners and forensic pathologists in efficiently handling the immense need for autopsies that has resulted from opioid-related overdose deaths. Seeks to provide accelerated and improved forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services by funding expenses related to personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and more.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Coverdell Program) - Formula Inactive

Assists states in meeting the increased need for autopsies due to opioid-related overdose deaths by improving the quality and efficiency of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Offers funding by formula to enhance personnel, training, equipment, infrastructure, and other components of forensic examination.

Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
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 actively seeking accreditation through an independent accrediting organization.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Inactive

Provides technical assistance and training to community facilities programs to help rural areas meet their needs for community facilities, including schools, hospitals, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, and other essential facilities. Supports communities in identifying and planning for community facility needs, accessing sources of funding, and improving the operation and financial management of facilities.

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #4 Inactive

Funds to support the renovation and expansion of existing facilities or the development of prefabricated or permanent modular facilities for tribal justice systems. Supports infrastructure in locations that lack permanent or sufficient structures for staff, resident, and inmate safety and security issues. Seeks to reduce recidivism; promote staff training, health, and wellness; offer correctional alternative programs; implement domestic violence shelters and programs; and increase the functional capacity of facilities. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG) Inactive

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages to support projects for housing, communities facilities, and economic development. Helps communities provide suitable housing, construct public facilities, and expand economic opportunity for low-income individuals and families. Offers two types of funds, Single-Purpose grants and Imminent Threat grants. Imminent Threat grants are available to address urgent public health or safety threats, including those related to alcohol and substance use.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories and freely associated states, and one tribe to design and implement activities and services to address the complex needs of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder (SUD). Funds can be used to establish statewide programs and services or to make sub-awards to local organizations to provide SUD services in their region. All activities and services must address core SABG program purposes. Supports SUD treatment, programs, and services for the following populations and services areas: pregnant women, women with dependent children, IV drug users, tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS early intervention services, and primary prevention services.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (Opioid DLT) 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 rural residents. Emphasizes telecommunication projects that address the opioid crisis to increase local capacity in opioid use prevention, treatment, and recovery by funding activities such as harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and peer recovery services.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Health Center Program New Access Points (NAP) Inactive

Provides funding to establish new health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to underserved communities, including rural, migrant, and homeless populations and public housing residents. Aims to increase the number of individuals who receive primary healthcare services, improve patients' overall health status, and reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities. Supports health centers operating on a permanent, full-time basis that address issues of healthcare accessibility and affordability in areas with shortages of health services.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Inactive

Funds to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs) by helping health centers employ evidence-based strategies, including prevention and treatment services as well as mental health services, to meet the needs of the population served by the health centers and expand access to services.

Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)