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Grant funding opportunities identified by OEP (but not necessarily representing all grant opportunities currently available).

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

July 1, 2014

USDA Rural Development has announced the availability of grants to funds for improvement in distance learninging and telemedicine technology. Most grants are used to purchase equipment that will be used primarily for distance learning and telemedicine services. Awards range from $50,000 to $500,000. Applications will be accepted until July 7, 2014. To apply visit the DLT Resources page for the 2014 Application Guide and Toolkit.

Stormwater - Nonpoint Source Project Funding for Municipalities

July 1, 2014

The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is soliciting pre-applications from municipalities for stormwater and nonpoint source (NPS) projects under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). While this program has traditionally provided funds for wastewater treatment, this is the second year New Hampshire has set aside $2,000,000 for stormwater and nonpoint source projects.

Renewable Energy America Program (REAP)

REAP provides grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct a feasibility study for a renewable energy systems as well as to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. The program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the Nation's critical energy needs. Application Deadline: July 7, 2014.

UNH Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E)

The Program is designed to help communities move their economic development agenda forward by learning how to support existing businesses and give them a platform for growth within the community. Cooperative Extension staff will work with local communities to research, prioritize and implement a BR&E program and will train community leaders and volunteers. The long-term outcome is job retention, business expansion, local leadership development and a stronger sense of community. If your community is interested or you would like more information please contact André Garron, Regional Economic Development Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension at andre.garron@unh.edu or call 862-5171.

EDA Publishes FY2014 Economic Development Assistance Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has released a notice of grant opportunities for its economic development assistance programs for FY2014. EDA is soliciting applications for construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under its Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

The next four funding cycle deadlines are: December 13, 2013, for funding cycle 2 of FY 2014; March 14, 2014, for funding cycle 3 of FY 2014; June 13, 2014, for funding cycle 4 of FY 2014 ; and October 17, 2014, for funding cycle 1 of FY 2015. Please see section IV.C. of this FFO for more information on application deadlines under this announcement.

USDA Community Facilities Grants

Community Facilities serves non-profits and public bodies located in service areas of up to 20,000 in population. Use our loans and grants to renovate, repair, purchase or construct buildings which house community services. You may purchase equipment for community facilities. If you have a capital need, consider USDA Rural Development. The grant cycle is open throughout the year. For more information visit the USDA website. In addition, workshops will be held in Concord on January 15th at 1 p.m. at the USDA Service Center at 10 Ferry Street, Suite 218, and in Conway on January 23rd at 1 p.m. at the USDA Service Center at 73 Main Street. The workshops are designed to provide non-profits, community officials and local leaders with the tools and resources needed to complete an application for the Rural Development Community Facilities Grant and Loan Program. For pre-registration, email Karen A. Demers at karen.demers@nh.usda.gov or call (603) 223-6045.

Other Grant Opportunities

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