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Funding Opportunities and Other Resources

Each month LOR sends a curated list of funding opportunities and other resources relevant for small rural communities in the Mountain West. To receive a link to our monthly resources guide, drop us a line to

April 2024 Resources

Forty funding opportunities and resources open to rural communities, and some only in the Mountain West.

March 2024 Resources

More than 40 funding resources for rural communities.

February 2024 Resources

Thirty-five rural resources and funding opportunities for everything from education programs to capital projects.

December 2023/January 2024 Resources

More than 35 funding opportunities and resources for rural organizations, governments, and individuals.

November 2023 Resources

Nearly 40 resources and funding opportunities, many of which are oriented specifically for rural places.

October 2023 Resources

Dozens of funding opportunities and other resources for rural communities.

September 2023 Resources

Twenty-five grant opportunities and resources for nonprofits, local governments, and other community groups.

August 2023 Resources

Over 25 funding opportunities and resources available to a diverse array of organizations, governments, and community groups.

July 2023 Resources

More than 20 grant opportunities, including several specifically for Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Entrepreneur? Educator? Firefighter? This guide has funding prospects for you!

June 2023 Resources

Nearly 30 funding opportunities for everything from transforming vacant lots to gardens to support for grandparents who taken on the role of full-time parent. Plus: Funding for safe off-highway vehicle projects and arts-focused street redesign.

May 2023 Resources

Twenty-five funding opportunities for needs like music education, rural firefighting, community facilities (like rec centers or other publicly accessible spaces), healthy school meals, housing preservation, and more.

April 2023 Resources

From grants that support summer meal programs for rural youth, wildfire risk reduction, mental health support for first responders, financial planning, and beginning farmers, this list offers more than 25 funding opportunities and resources.

March 2023 Resources

Twenty-three funding opportunities available to nonprofits, city governments, schools, and entrepreneurs. Plus: resources to help local governments with clean energy and economic issues.

February 2023 Resources

More than 25 funding opportunities and resources ranging from funds for newsrooms to grants to women-owned businesses and funding for libraries, fire departments and arts organizations.

December 2022-January 2023 Resources

A collection of more than 25 funding opportunities and resources to help support everything from youth development programs to literacy efforts and veterans.

November 2022 Resources

More than 20 funding opportunities, including those that support children and teens, museums, food gardens, theaters, libraries and more. Plus: A simple guide to putting on a winter pop-up market!

September-October 2022 Resources

Nearly 30 funding opportunities, plus resources for everything from how to find and apply for federal grants to free website assessments and support for opioid response efforts.

August 2022 Resources

Fifteen funding opportunities and resources for placemaking training, expanding child care in rural areas, and grant application bootcamps.

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