This list of Funding opportunities include: Agency/Source, Submission Deadline and Additional Information

Nov. 19
PIH Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) –  The ROSS grant program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face. To help residents make progress towards self-sufficiency, HUD provides ROSS grant funding to eligible applicants to hire a Service Coordinator who assesses the needs of Public and Indian housing residents and links them to training and supportive services that will enable participants to move along the self-sufficiency continuum.

HUD FY2020 IHBG Competitive Grant NOFA
Dec. 10
Grant NOFA link:

For more info. about this grant opportunity, direct inquiries to

Information on NOFA training opportunities are coming soon. For additional info. about HUD’s programs visit

Indian Health Service, Health and Human Service
Dec. 15
The Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects program provides grants to develop and expand education and awareness of prevention, treatment, and/or recovery activities for opioid misuse and opioid use disorder in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Projects will be required to address the program objectives:

  • Increase public awareness and education about culturally-appropriate and family-centered opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery practices and programs in AI/AN communities
  • Create comprehensive support teams to strengthen and empower AI/AN families in addressing the opioid crisis in Tribal and Urban Indian communities
  • Reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths through the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Dept. of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Dec. 23
The Community Connect Grant Program supports broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service. Broadband service should benefit residential and business customers in a service area, as well as critical community facilities, such as healthcare, public schools, fire stations, and libraries.

Grant funds may be used to help fund:

  • The construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land, or buildings used to deploy broadband service within the proposed service area
  • The improvement, expansion, construction, or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public
  • The cost of providing broadband service free of charge to critical community facilities for 2 years

Links to the full announcement and application guide are available through

Dept. of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Dec. 31
Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grants support organizations that provide technical assistance and training to:

  • Identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste problems related to source, storage, treatment, distribution, collection, treatment, and disposal
  • Assist in preparing applications for water and waste disposal loans and grants
  • Provide technical assistance and training to improve management, operations, and maintenance of water and waste disposal systems

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Jan. 6
AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen rural and urban communities.

For this funding round, AmeriCorps will prioritize projects with a focus on:

  • Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming in any focus area to aid communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Economic Opportunity – a program model that increases economic opportunities for communities by preparing people for the workforce
  • Healthy Futures – a program model that reduces and/or prevents prescription drug and opioid abuse
  • Veterans and Military Families – a program model that positively impacts the quality of life of veterans and improves military family strength
  • Rural intermediaries – organizations that demonstrate measurable impact and primarily serve rural communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure
  • Programs that reduce child poverty
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Economic Mobility Corps – a joint initiative with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to place national service members at Certified Community Development Financial Institutions to enhance their capacity to provide financial literacy, financial planning, budgeting, saving, and other financial counseling activities in distressed and underserved areas

A link to the full announcement is available through, and links to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Rural Business Development Grants

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes are eligible. This program is 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 which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.  More info. at:

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Jan. 21
The purpose of the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers that will provide technical assistance to healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural, frontier, and medically underserved areas and populations. Resource centers should provide training and support, disseminate information and research findings, promote effective collaboration, and foster the use of telehealth technologies to provide healthcare information and education for providers and stakeholders.

Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program –Regional program page

National Telehealth Resource Center Program – National program page

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Dept. of Homeland Security
Jan. 29
The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides grants for pre-disaster mitigation activities to build capacity of state and local governments, Tribes, and territories.

The program is designed to:

  • Support state and local governments, tribes, and territories through capacity building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards
  • Encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness
  • Promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities
  • Provide a significant opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund
  • Support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, take into account future conditions, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster costs

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Dept. of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Feb. 1
REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program – Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through the program website.

Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA)

Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For more info. on other programs administered by Rural Utility Service (RUS) Telecommunications visit:

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural & Native Alaskan Villages

Drinking Water and Waste Disposal for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
USDA Rural Development offers this program to help extend access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in remote and extremely isolated parts of the U. S.

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention. 

Direct Home Loans for Native Americans – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

Program makes home loans available to eligible Native American Veterans who wish to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federal Trust land or to reduce the interest rate.  Veterans who are not Native American, but who are married to a Native American non-Veteran, may be eligible for a direct loan under this program.  For more info., visit the NADL program website. General Program Requirements:  1. Applicant must be an eligible Veteran.  2. Tribal organization or other appropriate Native American group must participate in the VA direct loan program. The tribal organization must have signed a MOU with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, that spells out the conditions under which the program will operate on its trust lands.   3. Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility.   4. The loan must be to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Native American trust land.  5. The Veteran must occupy the property as his or her primary residence.  6. The Veteran must be a satisfactory credit risk.

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (USDA-RD)
Program helps eligible rural communities recover from or prepare for emergencies that result in a decline in capacity to provide safe, reliable drinking water for households & businesses. Federally recognized Tribal lands and Colonias are eligible; Privately owned wells are not eligible. • Up to $150K for repairs to breaks/leaks in existing water distribution lines, & related maintenance. • Up to $500K for construction of a new water source, intake &/or treatment facility or waterline extensions.

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees (USDA RD/RUS)
Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees
Program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.