Rural Grants

Rural Arts Initiative - Laura Jane Musser Fund - application deadline March 17, 2021
Assists nonprofit arts organizations in Minnesota, New York, and Texas rural communities to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music, and performing arts. 

Rural Community Development Initiative: Technical Assistance & Training Grant - application deadline March 22, 2021
Support organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs to develop the capacity of groups in their community to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. The Recipient and Beneficiary, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of 50,000 or less inhabitants. Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-RD-CFTAT-2021.

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.