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Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Community Economic Development Projects
Grants to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects designed to address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of employment and business opportunities, including expansion or construction of clinics and health centers. Priority points will be given to projects that create jobs in rural communities and counties of persistent poverty.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Grants to address unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among healthcare professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) Equitable Recovery Program
Funding for Certified Community Development Financial Institutions to expand investment activity in low and moderate income; including rural, indigenous, and minority communities; that have significant unmet capital and financial services needs and were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
Financing and grant funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. An example of a potential project may be the installation of solar panels for hospitals or clinics to improve energy costs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Rural Health Care Program – Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2023
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
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
American Rescue Plan Act: Emergency Rural Health Care Grants
Grants to provide emergency funding for eligible Community Facilities applicants to help rural hospitals and local communities increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing, healthcare services (including telehealth), and food assistance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
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
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

Last Updated: 6/24/2022