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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, or seasonal domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Tribal College Research Area of Expertise
Grants for 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities to build research capacity through competitive funding of applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation, or regional problems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants
Grants for organizations that assist communities with water or wastewater operations through technical assistance and/or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 9, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Strategic Economic and Community Development Program
A program that allows USDA to give priority for projects that support the implementation of regional economic development plans through several USDA Rural Development funding programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
Financing and grant funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. An example of a potential project may be the installation of solar panels for hospitals or clinics to improve energy costs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Rural Energy Savings Program
Loans to qualified intermediaries, small businesses, and families to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loan guarantees to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Drinking Water and Waste Disposal Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
Grants to help remote Alaskan villages provide safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development