Grants

UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Rural Broadband ID Grant

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Rural Broadband ID Grant helps local entities pay for broadband due-diligence business studies that will aid the grantee in seeking further grants for broadband development. Eligible studies include:

  • Full feasibility determinations, including economic business plans
  • Twenty-year financial break-even analysis
  • Competitive broadband analysis
  • Demographic analysis, with comparison to other projects
  • The ordering on construction plans to maximize return
  • Analysis of federal funding opportunities.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning the date of the NOFO release and continuing until funds are exhausted.


Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities Grants

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities and counties with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for hoe energy exceeds 275% of the national average.

The deadline to apply is July 6, 2021.

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Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity discretionary grant program

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made available $1 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. RAISE grants provide flexible funding to directly to local governments to support surface transportation infrastructure projects with significant local or regional impacts, including funding for roads, bridges, transit, rail and ports.

The deadline to apply is July 12, 2021.

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Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has made available up to $5 million through the FY21 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants program. The program support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: housing, people and neighborhood.

The deadline to apply is July 13, 2021.

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Blue & You Foundation Regular Grants Program

The Blue & You Foundation's mission is to work together with others to create a state of better health for all Arkansans. It strategically focuses grant funding on community-based solutions in the hopes it will nurture community health leadership, foster collaboration and innovation, and leverage financial, human and community resources to produce measurable, positive impacts.

The deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2021.

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More grant resources:

For those applying for a grant for the first time or just looking for guidance, grants.gov has a host of helpful resources and videos to walk you through the process. Click here for resources.

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