Through the Rural Initiative grant oppotunity, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Project planning grants up to $5,000 and project implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the fund’s website from September 1 – October 3, 2022.

Funding decisions will be announced by February 2023.