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Funding Opportunities Supporting Housing

Single Family Housing Programs (SFH): Looking to Buy a Home? Know a Homeowner needing help? USDA RD has 0% down and 100% financing options!

Featured USDA Housing Programs –

Programs for Individuals and Lenders:

Programs For Non-Profits, Municipalities, and Federally Recognized Tribes:

Contact your Rural Development State Office to learn more about our USDA homeowner programs!

Multifamily Housing (MFH) Loan Guarantees
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development Loan guarantees for qualified private-sector lenders to provide financing to qualified borrowers with the intent of increasing the supply of affordable rental housing for low to moderate income individuals and families in eligible rural areas and towns. Application Deadline: Open

HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD provides grants for small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district, or “Main Street” area, by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. Application Deadline: 10/12/2023

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD loan program that provides Community Development Block Grant recipients with the ability to leverage their annual grant allocation to access low-cost, flexible financing for economic development, housing, and infrastructure projects. Application Deadline: Ongoing

HAC Affordable Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities
Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
HAC offers short-term loans at below market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits and government entities that are working to develop affordable housing for low-income, rural communities. Application Deadline: Open

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Funding Opportunities

Powering Affordable Clean Energy Program (PACE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program provides loans that may be forgiven by up to 40% of the loan amount. The maximum loan amount is $100 million. Applicants in Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and Tribal communities are eligible for up to 60% loan forgiveness. Federal Register NoticeLetters of Interest (Required): Opens 6/30/2023

Empowering Rural America Program (New ERA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program to help rural Americans transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy by reducing air and water pollution. Funding improves health outcomes and lower energy costs for people in rural communities. Federal Register NoticeLetter of Interest (Required): Opens 7/31/2023Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development program provides funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Federal Register Notice. More Flexible Inflation Reduction Act Changes. Contact your State Energy Coordinator.For more USDA RD IRA information visit the website. Also, search additional federal IRA funding opportunities at the IWG’s online clearinghouse.


Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

USDA will host a virtual Tribal consultation and listening session for elected leaders of federally recognized Tribes or their proxies to provide feedback on a proposal to expand eligibility for Tribes under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program. Register for the Tribal Caucus and the Tribal Consultation and Listening Session. USDA also encourages Tribal Leaders to submit written consultation remarks by email no later than Aug. 14, 2023, at [email protected].

National Indian Health Board Air Purifier Program
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
NIHB sponsors Tribal Nations in need of air purifiers during wildfire season. Application Deadline: Ongoing

NATIVE Act Tribal Projects and Initiatives on or Adjacent to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Managed Land
The U.S. Forest Service and AIANTA
Jointly the USFS and AIANTA implement the NATIVE act through technical assistance, grant opportunities and tribal tourism collaboration at the destination/community level. Application Deadline: 9/6/2023

More Than 7,100 Wisconsin Homeowners Have Received Assistance through Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program; Help Still Available

The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) program continues to support thousands of homeowners across the state, currently surpassing $55 million in mortgage, utility, and property tax payments statewide. 

The federally funded program continues to provide up to $40,000 in financial assistance for homeowners, helping to prevent foreclosure due to pandemic-related financial burdens. 

The program is available for individuals and families living in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without a mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since January 21, 2020.

Applications and additional information is available at:

DNR Accepting Applications for ARPA Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is still accepting applications for the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Well Compensation and Well Abandonment Grant Programs.

The programs will provide $10 million in financial assistance to well owners to address contamination with funding for replacement, reconstruction, treatment or abandonment of their well. The eligibility criteria for both programs have been expanded beyond the previous Well Compensation Grant Program, and many previously ineligible individuals will now be eligible to apply. Well owners interested in applying should first determine if they are eligible by completing the Well Compensation Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Compensation Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Compensation Grant Program webpage. Applications are open while funds remain available.

Financial assistance is also available from the Well Abandonment Grant Program to properly fill and seal abandoned or unused private or non-community wells. Applicants must meet the income limit of $100,000 to apply. Eligibility can be determined by completing the Well Abandonment Grant Preliminary Eligibility questionnaire. Well owners who are eligible for a Well Abandonment Grant can follow the steps to apply on the Well Abandonment Grant Program webpage


Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant

Thank you for your continued interest in the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grant program. The Department of Workforce Development’s Office of Skills Development (OSD) is again accepting applications!

We have redesigned our grant offerings into a single grant opportunity, “Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants.” This grant program is designed to help fund the development of innovative and collaborative customized worker training programs.

Key features of this grant program:

  • Grants are available to all industry sectors and companies of any size;
  • Grant award amounts range from $5,000 to $400,000; a consortium of placement partners with a lead public or private organization serving as the applicant may apply for more than $400,000.
  • Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount is required;
  • Grantee must complete training of at least 85% of the contracted number of trainees; and
  • At least 65% of trainees must be placed in positions with the placement partner(s) identified in the grant application that require the skills taught in the provided training; and
  • At least 75% of incumbent trainees receive increased wages.

For more information and to apply, please see the grant program announcement summarizing program requirements.



Fox Communities Credit Union is proud to offer free, financial webinars presented by BALANCE.

Webinar Title: Psychology of Spending

We all have a “money personality” and it has a major impact on our attitudes, relationship with money, and spending habits.  By understanding this, individuals can monitor and adjust their behaviors to make smart money decisions.  This session will teach strategies and tactics to decode personality types to gain control over finances.

Session 1: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 @ 12:30PM

Session 2 Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 7:30PM

More information and registration here:
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