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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.

USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Direct USDA loans and/or grants to purchase, construct, enlarge, or improve essential community facilities for healthcare, public safety, education, and public services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
USDA Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
Loans from eligible private lenders, guaranteed by USDA, to help build essential community facilities in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
Grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
A loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants
Grants to help low-income, rural communities with the initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants Inactive
Grants to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2023
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program Inactive
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 21, 2023
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods and nutrition/agriculture resources in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2023
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Solid Waste Management Grants Inactive
Funds for organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service