Skip to main content

Funding Opportunities – USDA

Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program

USDA is making $3 million in grants available under the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program. Eligible applicants include cooperatives, groups of cooperatives and cooperative development centers. The grants are intended to help disadvantaged groups develop the capacity to implement plans and undertake projects to improve economic and social conditions. Access the Fact Sheet

Deadline: August 10, 2020.

Learn more

USDA-NIFA: Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

In FY 2020 and FY 2021, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining.

Closing date: June 3, 2020

Learn more

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program

USDA Rural Development offers a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas. Specific requirements apply

Application Deadline: As determined by the State Office or through March 31, 2020

Learn more

USDA-RD Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another.

Closing date: July 13, 2020

Learn more