Funding Opportunities

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Funding opportunities, requests for proposals, requests for applications, and other grant opportunities for ADECA’s multitude of programs will be posted to this page. Check back regularly for updates.

This page lists currently open opportunities only. Click here for a full list of all of ADECA’s programs.

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Federal Initiatives and Recreation Division

Delta Regional Authority

States’ Economic Development Assistance Programdeadline: June 25, 2024

The States’ Economic Development Assistance Program Notice of Funding Availability was released on March 26, 2024. More information can be found below and on the DRA site at



Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF)

Approximately $30 million is available to address basic public infrastructure and transportation infrastructure, as well as flood-control issues for communities within DRA’s eight-state service area.

More information




U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative

WORC grants awarded by DOL range in size from $150,000 to $1.5 million, will fund projects to provide career training and supportive services to workers who live or work in ARC, Delta Regional Authority (DRA), Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), regions to help them secure good-paying, stable jobs in high-demand occupations. WORC grants are intended to promote economic mobility; address historic inequities in marginalized communities, including people of color, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities; and produce high-quality employment outcomes enabling workers to remain and thrive in these communities.

Deadline: June 20, 2024

DOL Announcement Round 6 FOA

ARC’s role  |  DRA’s role


Recreational Trails Program

FY2025 RTP Workshop Announcement for June 26, 2024

Application deadline: July 31, 2024 at noon


Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

FY 2025 ARC Workshop Announcement for July 18, 2024

Application deadline: Sept. 13, 2024 at noon


Community and Economic Development Division

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

PY2024 ESG Application Workshop on March 27, 2024

Application deadline: June 28, 2024 at noon

See the ESG Application Resources page for more.


Healthy Food Financing

Healthy Food Financing Program PY2024deadline: June 28, 2024 at noon


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

PY2024 CDBG Application Workshop memo

PY2024 CDBG Grant Application Workshop and CDBG Grant Application Submission Deadline Memo

Application deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024 at noon


Energy Division

Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF) Program

FY25 ARDEF Application and Guide – deadline: July 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST

ARDEF Rating Guide



See the ADECA Grant Calendar