Funding Opportunity: USDA Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression. Essential community facilities may include: Healthcare facilitiates, public faciliities, community support services (child care centers), public safety, education, utility, local food systems. Unemployment rate for designated rural service area must be greater than 19.5% and median household income of service area is below 90% of state non-metropolitan median household income. Federally recognized tribes, public bodies, and nonprofit organizations in rural areas are eligible. Contact local USDA office for details on funding eligiblilty and availability.