External Grants and Opportunities

External Grants and Opportunities

Below you will find grants and other funding opportunities from outside agencies and organizations across the country. The listings have been broken out into Federal Opportunities and External Opportunities. Annual opportunities that have yet to open or opportunities that do not yet have deadlines are listed as TBA. Have an opportunity you think should be listed here? Email us at info@nc4mm.org!

US DOT Navigator

The DOT Navigator iprovide general information on U.S. DOT grants, such as how to develop grant applications and understand frequently required documents, contacts to DOT regional and field offices, and a searchable menu of technical assistance resources available to help new and repeat grantees to realize their communities’ vision for moving goods and people safely, efficiently, sustainable, and equitably. 

Communities Taking Charge Accelerator
Deadline: Concept paper by May 20, 2024, and full applications by July 16, 2024.

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), through the Department of Energy (DOE), has made available $54 million in new federal funding for projects that will expand community e-mobility access and provide clean reliable energy. The funding will drive innovation in equitable clean transportation and is aligned with strategies detailed in the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. This program will make strategic investments at the local level that address key barriers to expanding access to electrified mobility options for individuals without home charging; accelerate the transition to electrified fleets; and mature the implementation of managed charging systems to mitigate impacts and optimize usage of the grid.

The funding is administered by the Joint Office through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Topic areas in the Joint Office’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding opportunity include:

  • Solving for No-Home Charging: Expanding Charging Access for Privately Owned E-Mobility
  • Expanding E-Mobility Solutions through Electrified Micro, Light and Medium-Duty Fleets
  • Managed Charging for Clean Reliable Energy.

This FOA aims to help meet the goal that 40% of the benefits of the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments in clean energy and climate solutions are delivered to Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), as defined by the Department pursuant to the Executive Order, and to drive creation of accessible, good-paying jobs with the free and fair chance for workers to join a union.

Read the Joint Office’s FY2024 Communities Taking Charge Accelerator

2024 Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant
Deadline: June 7, 2024

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) will offer funding for rural communities to engage in planning activities to identify current and future community transportation needs. Selected grantees are expected to develop a written plan of action to guide implementation of identified strategies. Below are some important details of this grant opportunity:

  • NADTC has made available $420,000, allowing each grantee to apply for a maximum of $35,000
  • Projects must be completed within 9 months
  • Eligible applicants include local and regional private nonprofit or governmental organizations located in rural communities, including tribes. Eligible recipients or subrecipients of FTA’s Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program), are encouraged to apply.
  • All applications must be submitted to NADTC’s Grant Application Portal by 11:59 PM ET, on June 7th, 2024.

To review the Request for Proposal and learn more information related to this grant opportunity, please visit NADTC’s website.

Transitions in Care for Justice-Involved Populations
Deadline: June 10, 2024

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, anticipates making awards to 51 health centers of up to $1 million each for their innovative work to support transitions in care prior to release from incarceration. The funded health centers will implement approaches that focus on:

  • Reducing drug overdose risk
  • Addressing mental health and substance use disorder treatment needs
  • Managing chronic conditions
  • Preventing, screening, diagnosing, and treating hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, and other infectious diseases

Health centers can also use funds made available through the funding opportunity to provide case management services that address key social drivers of health, such as housing and food insecurity, financial strain, access to transportation, and intimate partner violence. Facilitating the successful reentry of individuals returning to the community will enhance public health and safety.

USDA Rural Economic Development Loan/Grant Program
Deadline: Quarterly
The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations. USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility is responsible for repayment to USDA. USDA provides grants to local utility organizations which use the funding to establish Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Loans are made from the revolving loan fund to projects that will create or retain rural jobs. When the revolving loan fund is terminated, the grant is repaid to USDA.


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