Grants and Opportunities Board


Rural Business Development Grants
Application Deadlines Vary by State
This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small, rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

RAISE Discretionary Grants
Application Deadline: July 12
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. RAISE, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER, has awarded over $8.935 billion in grants to projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico since 2009.

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants NOFO
Application Deadline: July 13
Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

Fiscal Year 2021 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grants
Application Deadline: July 16
FEMA has announced the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Fiscal Year 2021 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program. The program provides $12 million to eligible states and local governments to close known preparedness capability gaps, encourage innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and build on existing regional preparedness efforts, including pandemic preparedness.


Road Safety Mini-Series: Get to Know the Safe System Approach 
Tuesday, June 29 – 2:00 PM ET  
The National League of Cities (NLC) has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on a Road Safety Webinar mini-series specifically for cities. Each session in the series will raise awareness on emerging, effective strategies and technologies that improve road safety. It will take bolder action from all levels of government to address the most prevalent safety problems on our nation’s roads and sidewalks where more 36,000 residents lose their lives each year. Together, we can act to save more lives and reach the goal of zero roadway deaths and serious injuries in our communities.