Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

USDA - Rural Development

Eligible Entities
Type of Fund
Typical Support
Maximum of $250,000 - Requires 15% Match
Application Deadline
Typically July
Notes

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 help rural communities develop actionable placemaking plans, convene partners and identify community needs.

USDA encourages applications that support communities designated as economically distressed and/or planning projects that enhance capacity for broadband infrastructure and deployment.

The assistance must be provided for up to two years.

Last Updated: August 19, 2021

Program Categories

Community Services | Economic Development | Placemaking | Planning | Strategic Plan