Eligibility: Federally-recognized Tribes

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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Affordable Housing

This loan can be used to help both multi and single family housing projects. It is meant to finance homes for low income families in rural areas. Projects must be in rural areas with a population of up to 50,000 people. The loan does not go directly to families, it is instead given to nonprofit …

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Community Connect Grants

The Community Connect program helps fund broadband deployment in rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private-sector providers to deliver service. The grants offer financial assistance to eligible service providers that will construct, improve, or expand broadband networks in rural areas.

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.

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 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.

Household Water Well System

This program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water for households in eligible rural areas. This program helps communities improve access to safe, reliable drinking water for households in rural areas.

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic …

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