Community Economic Development Grant Opportunities

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Grants - Department of Labor - application deadline July 21, 2021
The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program seeks to create economic prosperity, gainful employment, and high-quality career outcomes for workers who reside in the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The program supports projects addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and aligned with existing economic and workforce development plans and strategies. Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-21-08

Indian Tribes Grant - AmeriCorps - accepting applications until July 23, 2021
Seeks to strengthen communities through the use of AmeriCorps volunteers. Priorities include COVID-19 recovery efforts; programs addressing racial equality; economic opportunity initiatives, such as broadband, agriculture, and low-income housing; education, including STEM; environmental stewardship, including traditional food systems; healthy futures, including reducing and preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; veterans and military families; and programs that reduce child poverty.

Community Ties Giving Program Union Pacific Foundation - application deadline July 31, 2021
Provides Local Grants to nonprofit organizations that address the following categories: Safety, Workforce Development, and Community Spaces in communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the midwestern and western United States. 

Community Possible Grant Program - The US Bank Foundation - rolling deadline
The U.S. Bank Foundation's Community Possible Grant Program provides grants to non-profit organizations in 25 states served by the Bank that advance the following funding priorities: Play, focusing on artistic and enrichment learning; Work, focusing on workforce education and economic prosperity; and Home, focusing on neighborhood stability and revitalization. This year, the Foundation is moving to an invitation only application; however, it will accept letters of interest to identify organizations with unique and innovative programs that fit within its areas of interest. 

Support for Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic States and Utah - Kahlert Foundation - Grant requests due May 1,  September 1 and January 1 annually
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life and well-being of communities in the states of Maryland and Utah. The Foundation's areas of focus include Health Care, Youth Programs, Education, Veterans, and Human Services. 

Exelon Corporate Giving Program - rolling deadline
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs. Funding priorities include education, the environment, arts and culture, and local programs and services. 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants - U.S. Small Business Administration - rolling deadline
Awards funds to live venues, live performing arts organizations, movie houses & cultural institutions that experienced a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program - rolling deadline 
Provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns with populations of 2,500 to 30,000, to implement the Community Heart & Soul model.

Economic mobility focused on needs of the community - Bank of America Charitable Foundation - application deadline June 25, 2021 
Focuses on nonprofit organizations addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities including affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization.

Community Impact Grants Program - Home Depot Foundation - rolling deadline until December 31, 2021
Provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities, focusing on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve vulnerable and underserved communities through Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

California Rebuilding Fund - rolling deadline
Supports California's small businesses—those with 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and gross revenues of less than $2.5 million—especially when located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. The loans are flexible and are designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services they need to get through these challenging economic times. 

Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative - Honor the Earth - rolling deadline
Awards grants solely to organizations that are led and managed by Native peoples. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. 

Immigrant Families Grant - rolling deadline
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government's relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. 

Fund For A Just Society - rolling deadline

Supports non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada that meet all 3 of the following criteria: Uses community organizing to bring about systemic change* leading to a more just society; and mobilizes those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power and the right to self-determination; and has an active focused campaign to create systemic change.

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - EDA - rolling deadline
Solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and EAA program (which includes Assistance to Coal Communities and Nuclear Closure Communities). Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020.

Emergent Fund - rolling deadline
Focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in Black, Indigenous and people of color communities who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination.

De Colores Rapid Response Fund - rolling admission
Supports organizing in U.S. grassroots communities, with a focus on communities of color, poor and working class, and the effects of in-the-moment issues (i.e. Hurricane Maria or #MeToo). 

Presbyterian Mission Agency Grants - rolling deadline
Funds projects that are presented, owned, and controlled by the group of economically poor people who will benefit directly from it.

Community Facilities Fund - Rural LISC - rolling deadline
Offers technical assistance and predevelopment grants to Rural LISC partner organizations in areas with population under 20,000; preference for high poverty or persistent poverty areas.

Economic Development Assistance Programs - United States Economic Development Administration -  deadline based on program
Various programs fund eligible entities to enable regional innovation economies to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Community Giving Grants - Wells Fargo - rolling deadline
Focuses on organizations that are strategically aligned with funding priorities: housing affordability, small business growth and financial health.

Local Impact Grants - Duke Energy Foundation - rolling deadline
Provides Local Impact Grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee whose programs focus on one of the Foundation's investment priorities: K-12 Education, Workforce, Nature, and State Strategic Impact. 

Cisco Product Grant Program - rolling deadline
Donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Grants prioritize the following social investment areas: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment.

Non-Profit Training Resource Fund - TD Bank - rolling deadline
Grants to attend classes/courses for employees of community-based organizations in states on the East Coast which have a mission/focus that promotes one of the following: Affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals; Increased economic (small business) development; Financial literacy for low- and moderate-income youth, individuals or families; After-school or extracurricular programming for low- and moderate-income children.

Strong Communities - Georgia Pacific Foundation - rolling deadline 
Works with community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community, focusing investment in four areas: education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.