Community Planning & Development Funding Sources

The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

Program Agency Type Eligibility
USDA Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) USDA Grants Local Governments
USDA Rural Development Placemaking USDA Grants Local Governments and Individuals (certain SBA approved private entities)
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program USDA Grants & Loans Local Governments and Indviduals (certain SBA approved private entities)
EDA Cares Recovery EDA Grants Local Governments
FEMA Public Assistance FEMA Grants Local Governments
USDA Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) USDA Grants Nonprofits, State & Tribal entities, Higher Education, Public bodies
Community Disaster Loan Program FEMA Loan Local Governments
Economic Adjustment Assistance EDA Grants Local governments, Tribal governments, Nonprofits (economic development), Institutes of Higher Education, Special District Governments
Indigenous Communities Grants EDA Grants Local governments, Tribal governments, Nonprofits (economic development), Institutes of Higher Education, Special District Governments
Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants EDA Grants Local governments, Tribal governments, Nonprofits (economic development), Institutes of Higher Education, Special District Governments
Build Back Better Regional Challenge EDA Grants & Technical Assistance Local governments, Tribal governments, Nonprofits (economic development), Institutes of Higher Education, Special District Governments
Community Development Block Grant Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant OEDIT Grant Local Governments
Location Neutral Employment Community Marketing Grant OEDIT Grant Local Governments
Rural Technical Assistance Program OEDIT Counseling Local Governments
Innovative Affordable Housing Strategies - Land Use Planning Grant Program (HB21-1271) DOLA-DLG Grant Municipalities and Counties
Innovative Affordable Housing Strategies - Affordable Housing Toolkit Program (HB21-1271) DOLA-DOH Grant & Technical Assistance Municipalities, Counties, and federally recognized tribes
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation USDT Grants Local Governments (NEU funds will be administered by DOLA)
Coronavirus Relief Fund DOLA Grants Local Governments