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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Loans

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

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
Secured, direct loans and loan guarantees for eligible water infrastructure projects, with 15% of funds set aside for small, rural, and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, or seasonal domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)
Loans and/or recommendations for University of Illinois Medical School students wishing to specialize in family practice or another primary healthcare field and who agree to practice in an approved rural community in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
Affordable Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities
Short-term loans at below market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities developing affordable housing for low-income, rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Housing Assistance Council
Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loan guarantees to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
A federal-state partnership that provides funding and technical assistance to help water systems and states achieve the health protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Health Expansion Loan Program II (HELP II)
Low, fixed interest loans for the capital needs of California's nonprofit small and rural health facilities.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Health Facilities Financing Authority