USDA Rural Community Development Initiative Grants
Applications due June 5, 2019
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The USDA Rural Community Development Initiative grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.
Who may apply for this program?
- Public bodies
- Non-profit organizations
- Qualified Private (for-profit) Organizations
What is an eligible area?
Rural and rural area--Any area other than (i) a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants; and (ii) the urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to such city or town.
How may funds be used?
- To improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.
- Rural Community Development Initiative grants may be used for, but are not limited to:
Training sub-grantees to conduct:
- Home-ownership education
- Minority business entrepreneur education
Providing technical assistance to sub-grantees on:
- Strategic plan development
- Accessing alternative funding sources
- Board training
- Developing successful child care facilities
- Creating training tools, such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides
- Effective fundraising techniques
What kind of funding is available?
- Minimum grant award is $50,000; maximum grant award is $250,000
- Grant funds are limited and are awarded through a competitive process
Full details are available at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314298