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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
· 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
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
For more information, contact Lisa Davis, Director,
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, at email@example.com
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