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Resources, guides, tools, and reports, including upcoming and prerecorded webinars, are provided to support Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) recipients and smaller distressed communities and municipalities.

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USDA | Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program

The RISE program supports jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.

Deadline: August 2, 2021

NEA | American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #1, FY 2021

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications from organizations whose name is alphabetized from A-L (funding opportunity number 2021NEA01ARP60AL) for one-time grants to eligible organizations to support operations that can help advance the goals of the program. View the American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations: Program Description.

Deadline: August 12, 2021

NEA | American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations #2, FY 2021

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications from organizations whose name is alphabetized from M-Z (funding opportunity number 2021NEA01ARP60MZ) for one-time grants to eligible organizations to support operations that can help advance the goals of the program.

Deadline: August 12, 2021

NEH | Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced available funding to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Capital Projects support the design, purchase, construction, or renovation of facilities which includes telecommunications and energy management. Digital Infrastructure projects support the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms.

Deadline: September 28, 2021

Community Heart & Soul | Seed Grant Program

Community Heart & Soul is inviting resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to apply for $10,000 in startup funding to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Based on three powerful principles–involve everyone, focus on what matters most, and play the long game–Community Heart & Soul helps towns move toward a brighter, more prosperous future by bringing the residents of a community closer together.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

DOL | DWG Grants Program Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded to states, outlying areas, tribal governments, and local Workforce Development Boards to provide employment-related services for dislocated workers. The Department funds two types of DWGs: Disaster Recovery and Employment Recovery.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

EDA | Funding Opportunities FY 2020

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), within the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides a wide range of technical, planning, and public works and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time. These adverse economic impacts may result from a steep decline in manufacturing employment following a plant closure, changing trade patterns, catastrophic natural disaster, a military base closure, or environmental changes and regulations.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

EDA | Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (PWEAA) Program

The Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

EDA | FY 2021 – FY 2023 EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs

The Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) makes planning and local technical assistance investments to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Planning awards help create and implement regional economic development plans designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. Local Technical Assistance awards help to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible entities to undertake and promote effective economic development programs.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

EPA | Reimbursement to Local Governments for Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases Regulation Overview

In the event of a release (or threatened release) of hazardous substances, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may reimburse local governments for expenses related to the release and associated emergency response measures. The Local Governments Reimbursement (LGR) Program provides a "safety net" of up to $25,000 per incident to local governments that do not have funds available to pay for response actions.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

USDA-Rural Development | Community Facilities Relending Program

USDA Rural Development provides loans to eligible lenders who re-lend the funds to economically distressed rural areas for the construction or improvement of essential community infrastructure, such as hospitals, medical and dental clinics, childcare centers, street improvements, and public safety services. Offers technical assistance and financial expertise to help high or persistent poverty areas gain access to capital, improve community facilities and services, and enhance the quality of life for rural residents.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

USDA | Food and Nutrition Service Program

The USDA is offering funding through the Summer Food Service Program to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

USDA-Rural Development | Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Examples of essential facilities include Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

USDA-Rural Development | Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

This program 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.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.