Highlighted Ongoing Grant Opportunities
Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program – USDA: This program provides loan guarantees to eligible private lenders to help build essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Deadline: ongoing.
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program – USDA: This program provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) that then provide microloans to help microenterprises startup and grow through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund and provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs. Microloan funds from MDOs may be used for working capital, debt refinancing, purchase equipment and supplies, and improve real estate.
Let’s Play Community Construction Grants - KaBOOM!: Keurig Dr Pepper & KaBOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer. Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children are eligible for this opportunity.
Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.