USDA Rural Development Grant Funding
Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.
For Rural Areas and Small Towns up to 20,000 in Population
Community Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale.
Grant funds may be used to:
- Assist in the development of essential community facilities
- Construct, enlarge, or improve community facilities for health care, public safety, and community and public services
- This can include the purchase of equipment required for a facility’s operation.
What this grant does for your agency
Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments. In addition, applicants must have the legal authority necessary for construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed facility and also be unable to obtain needed funds from commercial sources at reasonable rates and terms.
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
These grant funds are for rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population.
About the USDA Rural Development
USDA RD is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. More
Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information about this program, or to file an application, contact the local Rural Development office in your area.