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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.

Rural eConnectivity Broadband Loan and Grant Program (ReConnect)
Loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to expand broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 21, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Off-Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or disabled domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2024
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Affordable Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities
Short-term loans at below market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities that are working to develop affordable housing for low-income, rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Housing Assistance Council
Business and Industry Loan Guarantees
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
Colorado Healthy Foods Initiative
Loans for retail grocery providers, carts, co-ops, farmer markets, trucks, delivery services, food production companies and distributors, urban and rural agricultural projects, and other healthy food businesses. Loan recipients receive access to business coaching and other resources.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Enterprise Fund
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
Community Health Center Capital Fund LoanPLUS Program
A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) program that provides loan capital and technical assistance designed to meet the needs of smaller health centers and/or those with limited financial resources. Health centers that have not been able to access financing through conventional lenders are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Capital Link, Community Health Center Capital Fund
Dakota Main Street Loan Program
Direct loans for businesses in North Dakota and Minnesota, including healthcare-related businesses, to be used for working capital, inventory, and small equipment.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota and Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Dakota Business Lending
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
Economic Justice Partnership Fund
Loan funds for small and medium sized Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that have difficulty accessing sufficient capital for larger transactions. Loans may be made for affordable housing and community facilities projects across the country with a focus on smaller CDFIs, minority-led borrowers, and projects in rural areas and on Native lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Opportunity Finance Network, Partners for the Common Good