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Economic and Community Development
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides support to small communities to assist in the renovation of a historic or traditional central business district or Main Street area by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in publicly or privately owned buildings with affordable housing units. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? County governments, city or township governments, and special district governments that have a population of 50,000 or less and are not being served by a local county/parish public housing agency (PHA) that administers more than 100 physical public housing units within the local government's jurisdiction

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 30, 2019

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The IMI program's primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler's experience. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Providers of public transportation agencies, state/local Department's of Transportation (DOTs), and federally recognized Indian tribes. Eligible applicants must identify one or more strategic project partner with substantial interest in the project. 

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 6, 2019 


WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities is a new planning assistance program to help communities develop strategies and an action plan to revitalize their Main Streets through outdoor recreation. Activities should foster environmentally friendly community development and Main Street revitalization through conservation and sustainable use of public or private forests or other natural resources. Rather than provide monetary awards, this program provides planning assistance to communities. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit organizations and institutions representing any U.S. community, including the U.S. territories, as well as local colleges, public universities, or extension agencies 
WHEN'S IT DUE? May 31, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. There are two types of project applications are accepted under LFPP - planning grants and implementation grants. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Producer networks or associations, community supported agriculture (CSA) networks or associations, food councils, local governments, non-profit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities, and tribal governments 
WHEN'S IT DUE? June 18, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Producer networks or associations, community supported agriculture (CSA) networks or associations, food councils, local governments, non-profit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities, and tribal governments 
WHEN'S IT DUE? June 18, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? Formerly known as the TIGER grant program, the BUILD program supports surface transportation projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: highway, bridge, or other road projects; public transportation projects; port infrastructure investments; and intermodal projects. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of State or local governments 
WHEN'S IT DUE? July 15, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? FSS provides grants to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to support the salaries and training needs of FSS Program Coordinators who assist participating families receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), RAD-affected Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Public Housing (PH) programs.This program supports new applicants, and is separate from the annual FSS Renewal NOFA which supports previously funded applicants. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? PHAs that were not funded under the FY16-FY18 FSS NOFA competitions 
WHEN'S IT DUE? June 13, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to eligible entities to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed, and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Units of local government, land clearance authorities, regional councils. redevelopment agencies, government entities created by a state legislature, states, Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Regional Corporations, Alaskan Native Village Corporations, the Metlakatla Indian community, and non-profit organizations
WHEN'S IT DUE? June 10, 2019 
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WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. The program is focused on three core goals: housing, people, and neighborhoods. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), local governments, tribal entities, and non-profit organizations
WHEN'S IT DUE? June 10, 2019 

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