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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.

Meyer Memorial Trust Grants
Grants to organizations in Oregon to support efforts to advance equity in the areas of building community, equitable education, healthy environment, and housing opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsor: Meyer Memorial Trust
Rural Business Development Grants
Supports targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1,000,000 in gross revenues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants
Grants for the development, implementation and adoption of innovative technologies, practices, and service models to improve mobility and enhance the rider experience, with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, partnerships, and integrated payment solutions. Rural communities are a program priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program
Funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to promote economic revitalization in low-income communities. Works to build capacity of programs that serve low-income people who lack access to affordable financial products and services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Native American Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program (NACA)
Funding to increase access to credit, capital, and financial services in Native Communities through the creation and expansion of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) primarily serving Native Communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
Grants to intermediary organizations to provide technical assistance and training for rural organizations and agencies to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area, and once those needs have been identified, locating public and private resources to finance those identified needs. Priority will be given to applications that address USDA's goal to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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
Application Deadline: May 11, 2020
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
Application Deadline: May 11, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Rural Development
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Funding to help nonprofit housing and community development intermediary organizations support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Priority will be given to applications that address USDA's goal to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 13, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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: May 14, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development