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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Community and economic development

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

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
Grants for projects that assist in the development, coordination, and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community‐supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Rural Development
Local Food Promotion Program
Grants to to support the development, coordination, and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to help increase access and availability to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Rural Development
Massachusetts Food Ventures Program
Funding for projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food options; source Massachusetts grown, caught, or harvested healthy food; and that improve economic opportunities for low to moderate income communities.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Western COVID-19 Response Grant
Funding for Native nonprofits and tribal programs, with a focus on general support for Native-led programs, assisting with virtual operations and PPE to keep staff and constituents safe, and helping native youth and elders cope with the mental health effects of COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 western states.
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Rural Business Development Grant Program: Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
Funding to provide technical assistance and training for rural and tribal transportation system agencies nationwide for the purpose of improving passenger transportation services and/or facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development
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, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)
Support for village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska Native village governments, which are central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)
Grants for tribal community-based organizations, tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development. The program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Behaviors Grants for Partnerships, Planning, or Implementation
Grants to support capacity building, planning, and implementation activities for projects that improve health and well-being in communities in the Western Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina. Focuses on populations experiencing the greatest health disparities based on income, race/ethnicity, and geographic location.
Geographic coverage: Virginia, North Carolina
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2021
Sponsor: Obici Healthcare Foundation
Community Economic Development Projects
Grants to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects designed to address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of employment and business opportunities, including expansion or construction of clinics and health centers. Priority points will be given to projects that create jobs in rural communities and counties of persistent poverty.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services