Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)

The summary for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Business and Cooperative Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC): The Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development is seeking applications from organizations to provide planning and/or implementation technical assistance to rural communities to foster placemaking under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). This funding opportunity will be administered by the USDA Rural Development Innovation Center and is announcing up to $1,000,000 in competitive cooperative agreement funds in fiscal year (FY) 2020. This funding opportunity lists the information needed to submit an application for the funds and announces that Rural Development (the Agency) is accepting FY 2020 applications to support RPIC. Planning must directly benefit cities or towns with 50,000 residents or less.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)
Federal Agency Name: Business and Cooperative Programs (USDA-rbcs)
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RD-RPIC-2020
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.890
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 10th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: September 10th, 2020
Posted Date: August 10th, 2020
Creation Date: August 10th, 2020
Archive Date: October 10th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: August 19th, 2020
Category Explanation
Technical assistance for placemaking (planning and/or implementation) to create places where people want to live, work and play. Funds can be used to help rural communities access planning resources to develop actionable placemaking plans, convene partners, identify community needs, and implement priorities to build rural prosperity. Since broadband access is an essential component to providing this type of assistance, the Agency encourages planning and technical assistance that helps build capacity for rural broadband expansion. Cost Share = 15% matching funds.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Public or private groups, organizations, or institutions that demonstrate experience and expertise in providing placemaking technical assistance to rural communities. Applicants must demonstrate existing and proposed partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, and community partners to provide assistance. Planning must directly benefit cities or towns with 50,000 residents or less.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge Web Site
Grant Announcement Contact
Angela Callie
USDA Rural Development, Innovation Center
Phone 202-568-9738
RPIC Point of Contact
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