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USDA Revolving Fund Program for Water and Wastewater Systems

February 23rd, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced the availability of funds for 2015 to assist communities with water and wastewater systems. Qualified non-profit organizations will receive grant funds to establish a lending program for eligible entities for the purposes of funding pre-development costs, short-term costs incurred...


Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit

February 23rd, 2015
The US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration has announced the availability of grants to support planning, capital and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for Tribal public transit services. Priority consideration will be given to eligible projects that help to expand ladders of opportunity such as enhancing...


Department of Transportation Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance Initiative Grant

February 18th, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration announces funding for a new national Public Transportation Technical Assistance Initiative which supports the Ladders of Opportunity initiative of the President and the Secretary of Transportation by providing technical assistance for transit-oriented development activities around public transportation stations,...


Department of Commerce Economic Development Grants and Cooperative Agreements

February 18th, 2015
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced deadlines for the next round of grants and cooperative agreements to rural and urban area applicants. Funds are provided to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new and creative approaches to advance economic...


US Department of Energy

February 9th, 2015
The US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has announced the Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) funding to establish a national recognition and technical assistance program for local governments. Communities that are designated participants in SPARC will have access to federal technical assistance in support of local...