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Rural Health Information Hub

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.

Rural eConnectivity Broadband Loan and Grant Program (ReConnect)
Loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to expand broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 28, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
White House Rural Innovators Initiative
Honorary awards designed to highlight stories of rural leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2024
Sponsors: The White House, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Off-Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or disabled domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Grants
Funding for projects and technical assistance aimed at reducing food loss and reducing food waste; getting surplus wholesome food to individuals; and developing linkages between food producers, providers, and food recovery organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2024
Sponsors: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program
Grants for qualified nonprofit organizations and tribes to create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water and septic systems for households in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Tribal Colleges Extension Program: Special Emphasis
Funding for special emphasis extension projects at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Projects allow extension offices to be responsive to community needs through projects that address youth, agriculture, economic development, or other issues important to stakeholders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDL and REDG)
Loans and grants to assist in the economic development of rural areas, including funds for healthcare facilities and equipment, telecommunications networks, and job creation projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program
Grants for intermediary organizations to assist rural small businesses (including healthcare facilities) and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing renewable energy development assistance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2025
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Business and Industry Loan Guarantees
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