US Department of Agriculture
|Grant Title||Upcoming or Most Recent Deadline||Funding Potential||Match||Period of Performance||Eligible Applicants||Purpose|
|Rural Utilities Program (RUS) Distance Learning & Telemedicine Program (DLT)||Last Deadline 4/10/2020; New Anticipated Deadline Spring 2021||$50,000 - $1,000,000||15%||36 months||State and local government entities, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, for profit businesses, consortia||Provide financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. Funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.|
|Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program||1/26/2021||$50,000 - $1,000,000||No||48 months||Rural Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) that are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI's) or two or more collaborating HSI's||Strengthen institutional educational capacities to develop and enhance curriculum, faculty, instruction delivery systems, and infrastructure including libraries and scientific instrumentation in order to respond and serve the needs of underrepresented students in the food and agricultural sciences. Recruit, retain, and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the United States.|
|Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grants||8/2/2021||$500,000 - $2,000,000||No||4 years||Rural jobs accelerator partnerships with expertise in delivering economic and job training programs consisting of the following: Non-profit; State entities; Tribal entities; Institutions of higher education; Public bodies||The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program offers grant assistance to create and augment high-wage jobs entities, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters and maximize the use of local productive assets in eligible low-income rural areas. Funds may be used to: Build or support a business incubator facility; Provide worker training to assist in the creation of new jobs; Train the existing workforce with skills for higher-paying jobs; Develop a base of skilled workers and improve their opportunities to obtain high-wage jobs in new or existing local industries.|
|Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program||10/12/2021|
by 4:00 PM
|Recovery Grants: |
$25,000 - $1 million
$5 million - $10 million
|No||3 years||Public bodies, community-based nonprofit corporations, and federally-recognized tribes located in rural areas.||"The Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program provides up to $500 million in grant funding to help broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. This funding opportunity has two tracks.
Track One: Recovery Grants: Recovery funds must be used in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support immediate health care needs, to help prepare for a future pandemic event, increase access to quality health care services, or to support food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities.
Track Two: Impact Grants: Impact Grant funds must be used in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health care. Long-term sustainability is defined as improved health outcomes, improved access to quality health care, and creating and maintaining sustainable economic development for small communities.