US Department of Agriculture
|Upcoming or Most Recent Deadline
|Period of Performance
|Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants (DLT) RUS-23-01-DLT
|$50,000 - $1,000,000
|An incorporated organization; An Indian tribe or tribal organization, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 5304; A state or local unit of government; A consortium, as defined in 7 CFR part 1734.3; or Other legal entities, including private corporations organized on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis.
|The DLT Program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. DLT grant funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. These grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope. The regulation for the DLT Program can be found at 7 CFR 1734. This Application Guide can be found at https://www.rd.usda.gov/programsservices/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants.
|Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP)
|45 days of posting
90 days of posting
|15% match required
|1-5 years; maximum is 60 months with up to 24 months of no-cost extensions
|Entities are eligible regardless of legal structure and may include, but are not limited to: Tribes, Tribal entities, for-profit entities, corporations, nonprofit entities, producer-owned cooperatives and corporations, certified benefit corporations, and state or local government entities. Private entities must be independently owned and operated.
|The purpose of FPEP is to expand capacity, improve competition, and increase supply chain resilience within the agricultural fertilizer and nutrient management sector, in connection with the production of agricultural commodities. FPEP will support the production of agricultural commodities through the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives that are: independent and outside the dominant fertilizer suppliers, increasing domestic competition; made in America, reducing the reliance on potentially unstable or inconsistent foreign supplies; innovative, improving upon fertilizer production methods and efficient-use technologies; sustainable, reducing the greenhouse gas impact of transportation, production, and use through renewable energy sources, feedstocks, formulations, and incentivizing greater precision in fertilizer use; and farmer-focused, making sure the additional domestic capacity supported by USDA is dedicated to U.S. agricultural commodity production.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program
|Deadlines Vary Per Program
|Awards Very Per Program
|Equal Match Required
|PoP Varies Per Program
|Single-Function Research, Education, or Extension Projects: State Agricultural Experiment Station; colleges and universities; university research foundations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations; U.S. citizens; can be two or more of the bolded list entries
Integrated Projects: colleges and universities; 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities
|This RFA supports research, education, and extension projects focusing on plant or animal species or commodities that are important to underserved communities, farmers, ranchers, or small- or medium-sized farms or ranches. This AFRI EWD RFA provides funding for research-only, education-only, extension-only, and/or integrated research, education, and/or extension projects addressing the six priority areas of: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition, and health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. This RFA seeks applications for education and training grants that focus on further enhancing the distinct components of the pipeline for developing the workforce in the food and agricultural sciences.
|Rural Utilities Program (RUS) Distance Learning & Telemedicine Program (DLT)
|Last Deadline 4/10/2020; New Anticipated Deadline Spring 2021
|$50,000 - $1,000,000
|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
|$50,000 - $1,000,000
|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
|$500,000 - $2,000,000
|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
by 4:00 PM
$25,000 - $1 million
$5 million - $10 million
|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.