Grants

Agriculture Secretary Thanks Farmer Veterans for Service, Shares Reminder about Grants, Marketing Opportunities

Veterans in agriculture can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to meet their agricultural business needs, as part of a new grant program made possible by the Wolf Administration’s PA Farm Bill.

Through the PA Farm Bill​, the Department of Agriculture has awarded $200,000 to two veterans’ service organizations which are offering the farmer-veteran grants. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for various agricultural business needs ranging from food safety and biosecurity planning, to equipment, marketing, or working capital.

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USDA Seeks Applications to Support Regional Economic and Community Development Planning to Create Thriving Communities for Rural People

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is seeking applications to implement regional economic and community development projects to create thriving communities for people in rural America.

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized USDA to make this funding available under the Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) initiative to support projects that will help rural people and economies prepare for the future. It can be used to implement projects that are included in multi-jurisdictional and multi-sectoral strategic community investment plans. To learn more, watch USDA's SECD Initiative video.

For more information, read the full Stakeholder Announcement.​

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Fall 2022 Grants Now Announced for Community Placemaking Projects

Deadline Monday, November 28, 2022

Applications are now open for the latest round of Community Placemaking Grants! Thanks to generous support from General Motors (GM), two organizations will each receive funding, technical assistance, and capacity building to help a public space better serve all members of the community.

An informational webinar will be hosted on on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 12pm EST, where grantees can gain more insight into this grant opportunity. 

Learn More

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 Thriving Communities Program

 Letters of Interest Due December 6, 2022

 Beginning in 2023, the Thriving Communities Program will provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support to teams of community partners that may lack the staffing or technical expertise to scope, fund, and develop infrastructure projects that advance broader community goals.

 TCP will provide two years of deep-dive assistance to selected communities to help them plan and develop a pipeline of comprehensive transportation, housing, and community revitalization activities.

 There is no cost to receive this support but interested applicants must identify community partners and together submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) by December 6, 2022, to be considered for selection.​ 

Learn More​


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COVID-19 ARPA PA Small Water & Sewer Grants Available

 Apply between October 1 through December 21, 2022

 Grants are available for small water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure projects of not less than $30k and not greater than $500k. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $105.6 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the PA Small Water and Sewer Program. Eligible applicants include municipalities and municipal authorities who must provide 15% in match.

 Uses include: activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, and storm water system projects.​ 

Learn More and Apply


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Rural Health Network Development Planning

 Application Deadline: January 6, 2023

 Webinar for Applications: October 26, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 20 awards of up to $100,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

The RHND Program will focus on the following four program domains:

·     Improve access: by addressing gaps in care, workforce shortages, better workflows and/or improving the quality of health care services

·     Expand capacity and services: by creating effective systems through the development of knowledge, skills, structures, and leadership models

·     Enhance outcomes: by improving patient and/or network development outcomes through expanding or strengthening the network’s services, activities or interventions

·     Sustainability: by positioning the network to prepare for sustainable health programs through value-based care and population health management.

 Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.​

As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHI Hub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.

 FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. EST. Log-in information is below:

 Weblink: HRSA webinar

Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864

Meeting ID: 1612414152  Passcode: 82273034

A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. 

 For more information, contact Lisa Davis, Director,

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, at lad3@psu.edu or 814-863-8214
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces up to $169 Million in Brownfields Grants Now Available to Applicants | US EPA​​

 $169 million in Federal Funding  is available for Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants


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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Application Deadline:  January 6, 2023

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 20 awards of up to $100,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

The RHND Program will focus on the following four program domains:

Improve access: by addressing gaps in care, workforce shortages, better workflows and/or improving the quality of health care services

Expand capacity and services: by creating effective systems through the development of knowledge, skills, structures, and leadership models

Enhance outcomes: by improving patient and/or network development outcomes through expanding or strengthening the network’s services, activities or interventions

Sustainability: by positioning the network to prepare for sustainable health programs through value-based care and population health management.

Eligible organizations must be located in a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes and tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be located in a rural or urban area, but must have demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. The applicant organization must represent a network that includes at least three or more health care provider organizations and, at least 66% (or two-thirds) of network members must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.

As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. The Rural Health Information Hub​ (RHI Hub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.

FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. EST. Log-in information is below:

Weblink:  HRSA webinar

Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864

Meeting ID: 1612414152    Passcode: 82273034

A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. 

Review the Grant Opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340889

For more information, contact Lisa Davis, Director,

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, at lad3@psu.edu or 814-863-8214

 

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SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY EMERGENCY RENTAL/UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Renters MAY be eligible for up to 12 months of rental and utility assistance.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION/APPLICATIONS
 
IF YOU LIVE IN Middletown, Auburn, Bridgewater, Brooklyn, Choconut, Dimock, Forest Lake, Franklin, Jessup, Lathrop, Lenox, Liberty, Little Meadows, Montrose, Hop Bottom, Friendsville, Rush, Silver Lake, Springville, Apolacon,
 
Please contact Trehab at 570-278-5289 or 1-800-982-4045 ext. 5289

IF YOU LIVE IN New Milford Borough, Ararat, Oakland, Great Bend, Forest City, Clifford, Hallstead, Lanesboro, New Milford Twp, Gib-son, Great Bend, Harford, Harmony, Herrick, Jackson, Susquehanna, Thompson and Uniondale,
 
Please contact Susquehanna County Housing/Redevelopment Authority at 570-278-5401
 
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT COMPASS.STATE.PA.US OR BY CALLING ONE OF THE ABOVE AGENCIES.


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