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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.

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
Mississippi Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP)
Offers grants to municipalities and counties to assist with costs related to the construction, renovation, or expansion of publicly-owned infrastructure, including healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Development Authority
North Carolina Economic Infrastructure Program
Grants to support infrastructure projects related to drinking water, wastewater, broadband, natural gas lines, railways, and roadways in rural areas of North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Commerce
North Carolina Open Grants Program
Grants for projects that strengthen North Carolina’s long-term economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities in the areas of agriculture, economic development, workforce preparedness, healthcare, education, and community vitality.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Golden LEAF Foundation
North Carolina Rural Center Lending Programs
Offers micro-enterprise, disaster recovery, and capital loans to small businesses in North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Rural Center