Federally-recognized Tribes

ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. The application window for the third round of funding is now open. Follow one of the links below to learn more about the […]

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Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

Under RPIC, placemaking is defined as a collaborative process among public, private, philanthropic and community partners to strategically improve the social, cultural, and economic structure of a community. This work is based on a sense of place with qualitative and quantitative outcomes. Qualified entities may use the funds to provide technical assistance and training to

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Community Facilities

Rural Community Assistance Corporation helps develop and improve essential community facilities including public and nonprofit office buildings, treatment centers, emergency and transitional housing, assisted living, human services, public safety, child care, education and cultural facilities. The RCAC gives priority to loan applications for projects that incorporate significant green methods and materials.

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Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant

The Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program provides affordable funding to rural areas for the development of essential community facilities.  These include facilities that provide an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community.  Private, commercial or business undertakings are excluded. Funds from this program can be used to

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Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG)

The ECWAG grant can be applied for to aid communities that have experienced a significant decline in water quantity or quality from their sources due to a natural disaster or other emergency event such as: drought, flood, fire, earthquake, disease outbreak, chemical or leakage spill.  70% or more of funding is to be used for

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The EWP Program allows communities to quickly address serious and long-lasting damages to infrastructure and to the land. The EWP Program authorities offer NRCS the flexibility to act quickly to help local communities cope with adverse impacts resulting from natural disasters. EWP does not require a disaster declaration by federal or state officials for program

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Environmental Infrastructure

This loan is meant to aid help rural communities finance pre-development and project feasibility costs before receiving federal or state funding. There are loans for short, intermediate and long term projects. Projects must be in rural areas with populations of up to 50,000 people.

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