Grant Openings

2021 Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

The 2021 Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is a federal funding opportunity that can support creative placemaking initiatives for rural and remote communities. 

Deadline: July 26, 2021


USDA is making available up to $3 million in cooperative agreements under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for eligible entities to help them 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.

For more information, contact

Application Details:

The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, announced that guidelines are now available for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between September 2021 and June 2022.