Rural and Small Town Development Fund

The Rural and Small Town Development Fund provides grants for capital and community planning projects in rural and small towns – towns with populations less than 7,000 or with a population density of less than 500 persons per square mile (measured by the 2020 US Census). This competitive grant program awards funds based on the project’s nexus with housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, community development, and priorities identified by the Commonwealth’s Rural Policy Advisory Commission.