USDA grants available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for Rural Community Development Initiative grants to develop and strengthen housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects. The deadline is Nov. 12.

“Many rural nonprofits often need capital and technical assistance to carry out their missions,” department Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “These grants will provide both of these components through local and regional organizations that are experts at delivering such services.”

Nearly $6 million is available for recipients, which must be non-profit organizations, low-income rural communities or federally recognized tribes.

Applications must be submitted to the USDA Rural Development state office where the applicant’s headquarters are located.

More information about the program and how to apply is available on page 47427 of the Aug. 13 Federal Register.