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Federal Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for federal grants through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, along with funding available through Iowa agencies such as the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the State Revolving Fund (SRF).  


  • USDA Community Connect Grant Program
    The Community Connect Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide service at or above the Broadband Grant Speed to all premises in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not exist. The deployment of broadband services on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis stimulates economic development and provides enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas. RUS will give priority to rural areas that demonstrate the greatest need for broadband services, based on the criteria contained herein.
    Deadline: June 20, 2023

Community, Economic Development and Housing

  • USDA Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE)
    The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program offers grant assistance to create and augment high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters and maximize the use of local productive assets in eligible low-income rural areas.
    Deadline: April 20, 2023
  • Housing-Related Hazards & Lead-based Paint Capital Fund Program
    The purpose of the Housing-Related Hazards Capital Fund (HRHCF) & Lead-based Paint Capital Fund Program (LBPCF) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to evaluate and reduce residential health hazards in public housing, including lead-based paint, carbon monoxide, mold, radon, fire safety, and asbestos.
    Deadline: April 13, 2023
  • Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
    Deadline: Ongoing
  • 2023 Volunteer Generation Fund
    Volunteer Generation Fund grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers. AmeriCorps seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve problems.
    Deadline: May 16, 2023
  • Public Safety
  • Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program
    This opportunity will support law enforcement–behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety as well as responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs).
    Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • COPS Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program
    The 2023 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.
    Deadline: April 14, 2023
  • Smart Policing Initiative Grant Program
    Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing, and multiagency collaboration under the Smart Policing Initiative Program.
    Solicitation Categories:
  • Category 1: Smart Policing Innovation
  • Category 2: Smart Policing Approaches to Community Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Category 3: Smart Policing Technology Development and Implementation
    Deadline: May 8, 2023
  • Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program
    This opportunity seeks applications for grant funds from state, local, and tribal law enforcement and correctional entities to develop and implement law enforcement or corrections crisis response training programs. This program supports law enforcement partnerships with mental health, substance use disorder, and community service agencies to improve appropriate and effective responses to individuals in crisis who have behavioral health conditions, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or physical disabilities and to achieve safe outcomes for all individuals in the community.
    Solicitation Categories:
  • Category 1: Implement Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Sheriff’s Departments (Patrol-Based)
  • Category 2: Training Program for Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole, and Sheriff’s Department (Facility-Based)
    Deadline: May 2, 2023

Transportation Opportunities

  • Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
    The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (49 U.S.C. 5339(b)) makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funding is provided through formula allocations and competitive grants.
    Deadline: April 13, 2023
  • Low or No Emissions Vehicle Program
    The Low or No Emission competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as the acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
    Deadline: April 13, 2023
  • 2023 Technical Assistance Grant (TAG): Pipeline Safety
    Pipeline safety and associated environmental protection are a shared responsibility and informed communities play a vital role in the safety and reliability of pipeline operations. The Pipeline Safety Information Grants to Communities: Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program (Assistance Listing 20.710) provides funding to local communities and groups of individuals for technical assistance related to pipeline safety.
    Deadline: May 4, 2023

Water, Sewer, Storm Sewer, Electrical Infrastructure and Water Resources

  • Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
    This program helps prevent damage or restore households and businesses’ access to clean, reliable drinking water in eligible rural areas and towns following natural disasters. Funding can improve the natural environment and encourage manufacturers and other businesses to locate or expand operations.
    Deadline: Applications for this program are accepted year-round
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist local governments in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency.
    Deadline: April 28, 2023
  • Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas
    The Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program will provide financial investment, technical assistance, and other resources to advance clean energy demonstrations and energy solutions that are replicable and scalable. The ERA Program is managed by the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED).
    Deadline: April 14, 2023
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Programs
    Programs range from studies only that are 100% federally funded to construction projects with a project limit of up to $10M of federal funding on a 65/35 cost share. Programs include:
  • Commercial Navigation
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Emergency Response
  • Recreation
  • Federal Real Estate Management
  • Regulatory Program and Permit
    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program 
    The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work, urban and rural areas alike, in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program. This first round of funding makes $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 funding available to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
    Deadline: May 30, 2023

Other Opportunities

  • EPA Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program (EJG2G)
    The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program provides funding at the state, local, territorial, and tribal level to support government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms. Model EJG2G programs should leverage existing resources to develop processes or tools that integrate environmental justice considerations into governmental decision-making at all levels. Formerly known as EPA’s State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program (SEJCA), this program has been renamed to better reflect the spectrum of entities eligible for this funding.
    Deadline: April 10, 2023
  • The Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)
    The CPRG program is designed to provide flexible support to states, local governments, tribes and territories regardless of where they are in their climate planning and implementation process. Planning funds can be used to update existing climate, energy, or sustainability plans, or to develop new plans. EPA is committed to supporting the development of climate action plans and the expeditious implementation of investment-ready policies, programs, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the near term. Through the CPRG program, EPA will support the development and deployment of technologies and solutions that will reduce GHGs and harmful air pollution, as well as transition America to a clean energy economy that benefits all Americans. There are two applications for this program, planning grants and implementation grants.  The planning grants are formula based and the implementation grants are a competitive grant process. See the full announcement to check eligibility and the requirements for the application.
    Deadline: April 28, 2023

Grant Resources

Local Infrastructure Hub

The Local Infrastructure Hub is a national program that was created to inform cities of federal infrastructure funding opportunities along with other resources to help cities successfully apply for funding.


Grants.gov is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. In addition, the website currently handles grant application submissions to many federal agencies.   

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