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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Infrastructure

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

Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West, including early funds small rural communities need to determine project feasibility and to pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state and federal funding.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Local and Tribal Road Safety Mentoring, Assistance, Training, and Communication Help (MATCH) Technical Assistance Program
Technical assistance program for rural and tribal agencies facing roadway safety challenges. MATCH connects agencies requesting assistance with volunteers who have specific expertise to help successfully address the identified challenges.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
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, workforce preparedness, community vitality, and job creation/economic investment, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Golden LEAF Foundation
North Carolina Rural Building Reuse Program
Grants for local governments in North Carolina to develop older, vacant buildings into assets to attract new or expanding businesses, including healthcare businesses.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Commerce
North Dakota Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund
Loans to political subdivisions in North Dakota for repair, replacement, and new infrastructure projects.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Bank of North Dakota
Northwest Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations working to improve economic and social well-being of rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Northwest Farm Credit Services
Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Rural Community Grant Fund
Grants to fund infrastructure improvement and development initiatives for housing projects; health, safety, and environmental programs; medical facilities; and educational programs.
Geographic coverage: Western North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriBank
SBA Certified Development Company (504) Loan Program
Provides small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. 504 Loans are potential options for healthcare practitioners who want to build a new office or expand/renovate an existing medical building.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Small Business Administration