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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.

Economic Development Assistance Programs
Grants support the implementation of regional economic development, including public works projects and job creation projects. Past projects have included funding for water and wastewater projects in hospitals and healthcare facilities and road infrastructure projects that would support the expansion of healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Entergy Micro Grants
Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, education and literacy, the environment, or healthy families.
Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Ford Family Foundation Grants
Offers grants to small, rural communities for community development, technical assistance, critical needs, increased access to healthcare, youth development, and child welfare.
Geographic coverage: Oregon and Siskiyou County, California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Ford Family Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in Maryland and northeastern Pennsylvania working in the areas of basic human needs, health, disabilities, education, community support, the elderly, veterans, and workforce development.
Geographic coverage: Maryland and Northeastern Pennsylvania
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
Provides low interest loans to intermediaries that re-lend to businesses to improve economic conditions and create jobs in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Michigan Good Food Loan Fund
Financing for enterprises working to increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income and underserved communities in Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Michigan Good Food Fund
Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative Grants
Grants to Minnesota employers to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in the industries of healthcare services, information technology, transportation, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Mississippi Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP)
Provides loans to municipalities and counties in Mississippi for the improvement of public facilities and infrastructure, including hospitals, sewer systems, and water supply systems.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Community Development Block Grant Program: Economic Development and Public Facilities
Funding for counties and municipalities in Mississippi to assist with the location, expansion, and retention of job-creating businesses, including healthcare and other public facilities.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority