Rural Grant Opportunities

Hometown Grants Program - T-Mobile - Applications will be open on a quarterly basis
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is intended to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. Up to 100 towns each year for the next five years will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 each. The focus is on providing support to revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less that help foster local connections. Elected leaders, town managers and employees, and nonprofit leaders are eligible to submit applications. Requests will be reviewed quarterly.

Strategic Economic and Community Development - USDA - rolling deadline
Supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans in rural communities by using community assets, identifying resources, convening partners and leveraging federal, state, local or private funding.  

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.

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.

Rural Business Development Grants - USDA - deadline varies by state
Provides technical assistance and training for small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

Rural Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program - USDA - rolling deadline 
Provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.