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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

USDA Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge. Due 8/15/22. $4M Available. Webinar 7/13.

Opportunity Title:

Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge


USDA is making available up to $4 million in cooperative agreement funds under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for eligible entities to help provide planning support, technical assistance and training to foster placemaking activities in rural communities.

Qualified entities can use the funds to help rural communities create plans to enhance capacity for broadband access; preserve cultural and historic structures; and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces.


All eligible applicants must demonstrate experience in administering state and/or federal grants and providing economic development and placemaking technical assistance in one of the four regions. Eligible entities are:

  • Federally recognized Tribes and Tribal Entities;

  • Institutions of higher education including 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions,1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities;

  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status;

  • Public bodies; or

  • Small private entities that meet the size standards established by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Total Amount Available:


Maximum Award:


Application Deadline:

August 15, 2022

Webinar Information:

Applicant Information Session

July 13, 2022

2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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