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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.

SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Funding for financially distressed rural communities of less than 2,500 people to assist with feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on water and waste disposal projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loan Fund Program
Community development loans to local governments, public service authorities, user associations, nonprofit organizations, and other community entities for the development and/or construction of large-scale community projects.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and South Carolina.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.
Strategic Economic and Community Development Program
A program that allows USDA to give priority for projects that support the implementation of regional economic development plans through several USDA Rural Development funding programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Loans and loan guarantees for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
USDA Circuit Rider Program - Technical Assistance for Rural Water Systems
Technical assistance for rural water systems to address issues in the areas of operations, finances, and management in order to meet statutory and regulatory oversight requirements.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
USDA Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
Loans from eligible private lenders, guaranteed by USDA, to help build essential community facilities in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Washington Rural Broadband Program
Low interest loan or loan/grant packages to build infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service to rural underserved communities in Washington for the purpose of community economic development.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Washington State Department of Commerce
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
Grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
A loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development