USDA Seeks Applications For Grants To Benefit Rural Areas

The USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations in rural areas to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects.

USDA is making nearly $6 million available to qualified organizations under the Rural Community Development Initiative.

Recipients must be non-profit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes. Intermediary organizations are required to provide matching funds at least equal to the grant.

The deadline for submitting RCDI applications is November 12. Applications must be submitted to the USDA Rural Development state office where the applicant’s headquarters are located.