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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OHV Fiscal Incentive Grant (FIG)

State OHV grants can fund a wide range of projects as long as they benefit OHV recreation. All state OHV funds may be spent on the construction, improvement, operation, acquisition, or maintenance of publicly owned or administered OHV facilities (including infrastructure). This trail work may include: the development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities,

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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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Community Forestry Partnership Grants

Grant monies awarded under this program are in the form of reimbursement grants and will be paid only upon completion of granted projects, and submission of a final report. Funds will be available to communities and organizations on a competitive basis in a 1:1 cost share match program. Successful applicants must provide a local match

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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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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation generally goes to education projects and planning through the National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) grant program. Applicants must be an Organizational Level Forum member or a Main Street America member. Those who have used grants from NTPF before are eligible for more as long as their requirements

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