APWA 2021 National Public Works Week
American Public Works Association is proud to announce "Stronger Together" as the theme for the 2021 National Public Works Week. This year's exciting theme challenges our members and their citizens to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable....More
Wind Farms Bring Windfalls for Rural Schools
The Daily Yonder (May 13) -- By 2020, there were over 1,600 commercial wind installations made up of almost 68,000 individual turbines. The industry is continuing to grow rapidly, with another 200 gigawatts of projects applying for grid connections as of the end of 2020.
With all this rural development come property tax revenues. Wind projects paid an estimated $1.6 billion in property tax revenues to states and local jurisdictions in 2019. More....
Regional Food System Partnership Grant
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) welcomes applications that meet Local Agricultural Marketing Program (LAMP) goals to support the development, coordination, and expansion of direct producer-to-consumer marketing, local and regional food markets and enterprises, and value-added agricultural products and thereby support pandemic recovery in the sector. - Deadline: July 6, 2021. - RFP: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_RFSP_RFA.pdf - Contact: IPPGrants@usda.gov.
Telemedicine & Distance Learning Grant
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. To learn more about recently funded DLT projects, Rural Development has developed a map of recently funded DLT projects. - Deadline: June 4, 2021. - Contact: Robert.Machado@usda.gov - Website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants
Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund
The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) will address many challenges laid bare by the pandemic, especially in rural America and low- and moderate-income communities, helping to ensure that all communities have access to the high-quality, modern infrastructure needed to thrive, including internet access. More information TBA, with updates available at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/capital-projects-fund
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. See the North Coast SBDC landing page at https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/RRF for more detail.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
To defray expenses associated with coronavirus; carry out student support activities that address needs related to coronavirus; and provide financial aid grants to students. - Due: on a rolling basis until July 12, 2021 - Multiple Opportunities Available: Minority Serving Institutions - Strengthening Institutions Program
Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects. Areas to be served must be rural and financially distressed. - Eligibility: Rural areas with a population of 2,500 or less that have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income based on latest Census data. - Information: (530) 792-5800. - Website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/search-special-evaluation-assistance-rural-communities-and-households - Ongoing.
2021 Second Chance Act
This program provides funding under the Second Chance Act to develop a strategic plan for integrating correctional and employment programming/systems and/or establishing, expanding, and improving treatment for people with substance use disorders during incarceration and in order to help facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders returning to communities after a prison or jail sentence. - Deadline: July 6, 2021 - Website: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-98001
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
The One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. At the moment, the Fund is prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. However, they are currently taking applications nationally and are actively raising money to support workers in all states as soon as possible. • Deadline: none • Website: https://ofwemergencyfund.org/• Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org •
Omidyar Network: COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund
The Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund plans to infuse 501(c)(4) funding into national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts aimed at passing economic stimulus to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping our economic structure to ensure they are less vulnerable in the future. Omidyar Network will award $1.5 million to groups working to realign this nation’s economic policies and systems so that they work better for everyone. The majority of the grants from the Fund will be for $75,000 or less. • Website: https://omidyar.com/• Application Deadline: rolling • Contact: email@example.com or 650.482.2500.
Open Road Alliance
The Open Road Alliance is offering grants and loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19. Grants are provided for discrete solutions that help projects overcome unexpected roadblocks. Loan options include Accelerating Incoming Emergency Funds, Co-Investment to Support Social Enterprises, and Deep Impact Loans. • Deadline: none. Website: https://openroadalliance.org/grants/• Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Explore the Coast Overnight Program aims to create more opportunities for all Californians to stay overnight at the coast through the expansion or construction of hotels, motels, hostels, campgrounds, RV campgrounds, cabins, yurts, dorm rooms, and others. - Deadline: Ongoing. - Eligibility: Nonprofit Public Agency Tribal Government - Priority will be given to projects that are on or near the California coast. Projects within 1.5 miles of the coast and/or within the coastal zone are highest priority. • https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/explore-the-coast-overnight/ Contact: email@example.com