Funding

The opportunities below are listed in order of soonest deadline to latest. Please be sure to review the list of ongoing opportunities as well. Click on each opportunity to display more information.

October 2020

Office of Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: October 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-TSGN-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.444
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide Tribes with resources to help defray the costs associated with preparing for and engaging in Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) negotiations. TSGP negotiations are a dynamic, evolving, and Tribally-driven process that requires careful planning, preparation and sharing of precise, up-to-date information by both Tribal and Federal parties. Because each Tribal situation is unique, a Tribe’s successful transition into the TSGP, or expansion of their current program, requires focused discussions between the Federal and Tribal negotiation teams about the Tribe’s specific health care concerns and plans. One of the hallmarks of the TSGP is the collaborative nature of the negotiations process, which is designed to: 1) enable a Tribe to set its own priorities when assuming responsibility for Indian Health Service (IHS) Programs, Services Functions, and Activities (PSFAs); 2) observe and respect the government-to-government relationship between the U.S. and each Tribe; and 3) involve the active participation of both Tribal and IHS representatives, including the Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG). Negotiations are a method of determining and agreeing upon the terms and provisions of a Tribe’s Compact and FA, the implementation documents required for the Tribe to enter into the TSGP. The Compact sets forth the general terms of the government-to-government relationship between the Tribe and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The FA: 1) describes the length of the agreement (whether it will be annual or multi-year); 2) identifies the PSFAs, or portions thereof, the Tribe will assume; 3) specifies the amount of funding associated with the Tribal assumption; and 4) includes terms required by Federal statutes and other terms agreed to by the parties. Both documents are required to participate in the TSGP and they are mutually negotiated agreements that become legally binding and mutually enforceable after both parties sign the documents. Either document can be renegotiated at the request of the Tribe.

The negotiation process has four major stages, including: 1) planning; 2) pre-negotiations; 3) negotiations; and 4) post-negotiations. Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) requires that a Tribe or Tribal organization complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs. See 25 U.S.C. 5383(d). The planning phase is critical to the negotiation process and assists Tribes with making informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to support those PSFAs. A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficient negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of IHS PSFAs to the Tribal health program.

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: October 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-TSGP-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.444
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self-Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions and Activities (PSFAs). Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) requires a Tribe or Tribal organization to complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs. See 25 U.S.C. 5383(d).

The planning phase is critical to negotiations and helps Tribes make informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to successfully support those PSFAs. A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficient negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of IHS PSFAs to the Tribal health program.

A Planning Cooperative Agreement is not a prerequisite to enter the TSGP and a Tribe may use other resources to meet the planning requirement. Tribes that receive Planning Cooperative Agreements are not obligated to participate in the TSGP and may choose to delay or decline participation based on the outcome of their planning activities. This also applies to existing Self-Governance Tribes exploring the option to expand their current PSFAs or assume additional PSFAs.

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November 2020

The Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: The Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program
Deadline: November 2, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FTA-2020-015-TRI
CFDA Numbers: 20.530
Program Office: Department of Transportation – DOT/Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $10 million as part of a new COVID-19 Recovery Research Demonstration Program to provide research funding for innovative solutions that support the phased reopening of local economies through access to safe public transportation. The COVID-19 Recovery Research Demonstration Program will fund research grants that explore and later will disseminate ways to improve the safety of transit frontline workers and riders in areas such as sanitation/decontamination; exposure mitigation; customer confidence; and contactless payment.

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HUD FY2020 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration

Funding Opportunity Title: HUD FY2020 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration
Deadline: November 9, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-62
CFDA Numbers: 14.901
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

To fund Healthy Homes and Weatherization Program Cooperation Demonstration grants in localities that are served by both Healthy Homes and Weatherization Assistance Programs to determine whether coordination between the programs with respect to the implementation of healthy homes remediation activities and energy conservation measures achieves cost effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and quality of homes.

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Service Area Competition

Funding Opportunity Title: Service Area Competition
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-21-007
CFDA Numbers: 93.224
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

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Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-21-021
CFDA Numbers: 93.912
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning Grants”). The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.

For purposes of this program, an integrated health care network is defined as an organizational arrangement among at least three (3) regional or local health care organizations that come together to develop strategies for improving health services delivery systems in a community. An integrated health care network should be an independent organization with signed agreements, defined policies and, often by-laws based on a long-term vision for achieving systemic change. Decision-making is shared and distributed among members and the programmatic focus adapts to changing priorities.

Integrated health care networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care providers and health care service organizations align resources, achieve economies of scale and efficiencies, share decision-making authority, collaboratively address community challenges, and create impactful, innovative solutions as a group rather than as single providers.

For example, a critical access hospital, a rural health clinic, and a public health department may collaborate to form a network around a shared purpose. These networks can include a wide range of community partners including social service agencies, State Rural Health Associations, Primary Care Associations, academic medical centers, mental health agencies, charitable organizations, educational institutions, employers, local government agencies or other entities with an interest in a community’s health care system.

The Network Planning Grants Program offers rural health care organizations the opportunity to better address community needs and respond to challenges such as supporting providers in the transition from volume-based to value-based care through the formation of an integrated health care network. The intent is for health networks to expand access to care, increase the use of health information technology, explore alternative health care delivery models, and continue to achieve quality health care across the continuum of care.

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Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program
Deadline: November 19, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-05
CFDA Numbers: 14.870
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face. Self sufficiency is defined as an individual’s ability to support their household by maintaining financial, housing, and personal/family stability. To achieve self-sufficiency, an individual moves along a continuum towards economic independence and stability; such movement is facilitated by the achievement of individual educational, professional, and health-related goals.

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December 2020

Collaborative Research

Funding Opportunity Title: Collaborative Research
Deadline: December 2, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: 20201202-RZ
CFDA Numbers: 45.161
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Research Programs is accepting applications for the Collaborative Research program. The purpose of this program is to support groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through convenings, research, manuscript preparation for collaborative publications, and the creation of scholarly digital projects. The collaborative work can take place within a single field of study or across disciplines. Partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but all collaborative projects must address significant humanities questions.

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Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2021-IHS-COIPP-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.933
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) grant is to address the opioid crisis in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by developing and expanding community education and awareness of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for opioid misuse and opioid use disorder. The intent is to increase knowledge and use of culturally appropriate interventions and to encourage an increased use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This program will support Tribal and Urban Indian communities in their effort to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services to address the impact of the opioid crisis within their communities. Each application for the Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects (COIPP) will be required to address the following objectives:

1.   Increase public awareness and education about culturally-appropriate and family-centered opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery practices and programs in AI/AN communities.

2.   Create comprehensive support teams to strengthen and empower AI/AN families in addressing the opioid crisis in Tribal or Urban Indian communities.

3.   Reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths through the use of MAT.

In alignment with the IHS 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Goal 1: To ensure that comprehensive, culturally appropriate personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people, the COIPP is designed to provide Tribes with the ability to develop unique and innovative community interventions that will address the opioid crisis at a local level. The IHS supports Tribal and Urban Indian efforts that include addressing substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare from a community-driven context. The IHS encourages applicants to develop and submit a plan that emphasizes cross-system collaboration, the inclusion of family, youth, and community resources, and culturally appropriate approaches.

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NEA National Folklife Network, FY2021

Funding Opportunity Title: NEA National Folklife Network, FY2021
Deadline: December 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: NEAPS2003
CFDA Numbers: 45.024
Program Office: National Endowment for the Arts

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (the “Cooperator”) to establish and administer the National Folklife Network. This Cooperative Agreement will begin no earlier than June 1, 2021, and may extend for up to 24 months. Program Description: For more than 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) has acknowledged the variety of ways that the folk & traditional arts enrich everyday life. In recent years, the Arts Endowment has convened practitioners from across the country to discuss how to honor and sustain folk & traditional artists and their communities. In Fall 2019, the Arts Endowment released Living Traditions, a portfolio analysis of the agency’s folk & traditional arts program. The report identified significant gaps in the map of national arts funding for the folk & traditional arts, centered primarily in seven regions within the United States (four rural and three urban). The report also articulated a need to identify and connect related organizations and individuals within each region to promote and strengthen the folk & traditional arts.

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Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program - Tribal Education Partnership Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program – Tribal Education Partnership Program
Deadline: December 18, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: DE-FOA-0002368
CFDA Numbers: 81.123
Program Office: Department of Energy – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has a vital national security mission to protect the American people by maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile. This mission could not be accomplished without a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strategies to build capacity, drive innovation, and ensure we have a world class workforce to meet the security demands of the present and future. As quoted from the White House’s report, Charting A Course For Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, “The pace of innovation is accelerating globally, and with it the competition for scientific and technical talent. Now more than ever the innovation capacity of the United States—and its prosperity and security—depends on an effective and inclusive STEM education ecosystem.”

NNSA continues to be at the forefront of incorporating STEM into its mission priorities. In the recently released NNSA Strategic Vision , the Administrator included mission priority #4 which directly relates to STEM: Strengthen key science, technology, and engineering capabilities.

NNSA works with educational institutions and industry partners from across the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) to achieve this mission priority through three major pathways: collaborative research; capacity building/pipeline development; and recruitment, retention, and development of a world class workforce.

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) is a vital program within the DOE/NNSA Management and Budget, Learning and Career Management which awards grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to prepare NNSA’s next-generation technical workforce. MSIPP aligns investments in university capacity and workforce development with DOE/NNSA mission areas to develop the needed skills and talent for DOE/NNSA’s enduring technical workforce and to enhance research and education at MSIs. The program’s primary mission is to create and foster a sustainable STEM-pipeline that prepares a diverse workforce of world class talent through strategic partnerships between Minority Serving Institutions and the DOE/NNSA Enterprise. To execute this mission, MSIPP builds a network of NSE ready students through enrichment activities from K-20 to post-doctoral level. Through university-lab consortia partnerships students are exposed to cutting-edge research and activities in their relevant fields. The Tribal Education Partnership Program (TEPP) is a sub-program within MSIPP that specifically awards grants to Tribal College and Universities (TCUs) in support of MSIPP’s mission.

The following MSIPP crucial success factors apply to TEPP and drive this FOA:

1. Strengthen and expand MSI (TCU) STEM capacity and research experience in NNSA/DOE mission areas of interest.

2. Target collaborations between MSIs (TCUs) and NNSA/DOE Laboratories and Plants that increase scientist-to-scientist interactions, visible participation of MSI (TCU) faculty in NNSA/DOE technical engagements and activities and provide MSIs direct access to NNSA/DOE facilities relative to STEM.

3. Grow the number of minority students who graduate with STEM degrees.

4. Grow the number of minority graduates and post-doctoral students hired in to NNSA/DOE’s STEM workforce.

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Field Initiated Projects Program (Research)

Funding Opportunity Title: Field Initiated Projects Program (Research)
Deadline: December 19, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2021-ACL-NIDILRR-IFRE-0013
CFDA Numbers: 93.433
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities.  Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In carrying out a research activity under an FI Projects research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new scientific knowledge, or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. Please note that this will be the funding opportunity for FI Research proposals.

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Field Initiated Projects Program (Development)

Funding Opportunity Title: Field Initiated Projects Program (Development)
Deadline: December 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2021-ACL-NIDILRR-IFDV-0012
CFDA Numbers: 93.433
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities.  Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In carrying out a development activity under an FI Projects development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create models, methods, tools, systems, materials, devices, applications, standards, or intervention protocols, that are beneficial to the target population. Please note this will be the Funding Opportunity for FI Development proposals.

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Community Connect Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Connect Grant Program
Deadline: December 23, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: RDRUS-CC-2021
CFDA Numbers: 10.863
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Utilities Programs

 

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January 2021

FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Deadline: January 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CNCS-09-11-20
CFDA Numbers: 94.006
Program Office: Corporation for National and Community Service

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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FY 2021 Farm to School Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Farm to School Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: USDA-FNS-F2S-2021
CFDA Numbers: 10.575
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Service

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) establishes a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the NSLA, $5 million is provided to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA’s Farm to School Program. The USDA Farm to School Grant.

Program is housed within the Food and Nutrition Services’ (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). Additional funding for the Farm to School Grant Program was made available through agricultural appropriations and, as a result, up to $10 million will be awarded under this solicitation.

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National Digital Newspaper Program

Funding Opportunity Title: National Digital Newspaper Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210114-PG
CFDA Numbers: 45.149
Program Office: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions – National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. The purpose of this program is to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant.

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Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210115-HAA
CFDA Numbers: 45.169
Program Office: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. The program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

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February 2021

Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CMS-2G2-21-001
CFDA Numbers: 93.624
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the unique needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote rural health care providers’ capacity to implement effective health care delivery system redesign on a broad scale. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will evaluate the impact of the CHART Model on Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for rural residents.

CHART aligns with CMS’s Rethinking Rural Health initiative, which aims to ensure individuals in rural America have access to high quality, affordable health care by offering new and creative payment models. The CHART Model will include two tracks: 1) the Community Transformation Track and 2) the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Transformation Track. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is for the Community Transformation Track only. Under the Community Transformation Track, award recipients will receive cooperative agreement funding and a programmatic framework to assess the needs of their Community (as defined in section A.4.3.1. Community Definition below) and implement health care delivery system redesign. Hospitals participating in the Community Transformation Track Alternative Payment Model (APM) will receive capitated payments. Capitated payments provide hospitals with a stable revenue stream and incentivize reductions in fixed costs and avoidable utilization. Operational flexibilities will be available for participating hospitals to relieve regulatory burden, emphasize high-value services, and support providers in care management for their beneficiaries.

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Ongoing

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
How do we get started?

  • Contact your local office to discuss your specific project
  • Applications for this program are accepted year round
  • Program resources are available online (includes forms needed, guidance, certifications)
  • Request a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number if your organization doesn’t already have one. It should not take more than a few business days to get your number.
  • Register your organization with the System for Award Management (SAM) if you aren’t already registered. The registration is free, but you need to complete several steps.

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Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

The USDA is accepting applications for their Mutual Self Help Housing program. This program provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project. There is no deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Individual Water & Wastewater Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Individual Water & Wastewater Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development

This program provides funds to households in an area recognized as a Colonia before October 1, 1989. Grant funds may be used to connect service lines to a residence, pay utility hook-up fees, install plumbing and related fixtures, e.g., bathroom sink, bathtub or shower, commode, kitchen sink, water heater, outside spigot, or bathroom.
These grants are only available in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Colonia must be located in a rural area i.e., unincorporated areas and any city or town with a population of 10,000 or less) and is identified as a community designated in writing by the state or county in which it is located; determined to be a Colonia on the basis of objective criteria including lack of: potable water supply, adequate sewage systems, decent, safe and sanitary housing, or have inadequate roads and drainage.

Applications for this program are accepted year round. Please apply through your local Rural Development office.

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Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees

Opportunity Title: Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees
Organization/Agency: USDA – Rural Utility Service (RUS)
Deadline: Ongoing

Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For information about the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 please log into:  https://reconnect.usda.gov

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COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Opportunity Title: COVID-19 Telehealth Program
Organization/Agency: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
Deadline: Ongoing

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

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FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding

Opportunity Title: FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding
Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020
Organization/Agency: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration
Deadline: Ongoing

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. If you are interested in applying for a project of national impact/scope under the CARES Act; please inquire at RNTA@eda.gov.

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FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response

Opportunity Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response
Organization/Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deadline: Ongoing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Provides reimbursement to eligible state, territorial, tribal, and local government entities, and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declarations.

FEMA funds may be used for:

  • Management, control and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety:
    • Emergency Operation Center costs
    • Training specific to the declared event
    • Disinfection of eligible public facilities
    • Technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial or local governments on emergency management and control of immediate threats to public health and safety
  • Emergency medical care:
  • Non‐deferrable medical treatment of infected persons in a shelter or temporary medical facility
  • Related medical facility services and supplies
  • Temporary medical facilities and/or enhanced medical/hospital capacity
  • Use of specialized medical equipment
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Emergency medical transport
  • Medical sheltering
  • Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits and the movement of supplies and persons
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Communications of general health and safety information to the public
  • Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance
  • Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory, and/or local government force account overtime costs

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Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance

Opportunity Title: Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance
Organization/Agency: Community Transportation Association of America
Deadline: Ongoing

The Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance for tribes and rural communities of less than 50,000 people to plan system start-up, transit service improvements, facility development, marketing, transportation coordination, and staff training.

CTAA is particularly interested in requests to address issues during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Opportunity Title: Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic
Organization/Agency: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Deadline: Ongoing

Native-owned small businesses serve as the lifeblood of many tribal communities across the country, providing critical jobs and income to tribal citizens and their families while simultaneously enriching the quality of community life by providing goods and services to local residents and the public at-large.

NCAI is offering business stabilization grants in the amount of $5,000 each to a total of 28 selected Native-owned small businesses that have been severely impacted by the curtailing of commercial activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarded applicants can use the funds to address their most urgent needs to remain in business and become more resilient, such as (but not limited to):

·       making monthly payments on small business loans that have lapsed due to declining business revenues;

·       keeping employees employed;

·       paying their vendors; and/or

·       purchasing equipment/software to transition or grow their businesses online.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling application process; application window will remain open until all funds are exhausted.

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