Rural Community Development Initiative

The summary for the Rural Community Development Initiative grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Utilities Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Community Development Initiative: Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The Intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Community Development Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Utilities Programs
Grant Categories: Agriculture Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2016
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 323079
CFDA Descriptions: Rural Community Development Initiative
Current Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016
Posted Date: May 26, 2016
Creation Date: May 26, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 21, 2016
Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Small businesses
Private institutions of higher education
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
City or township governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000.00 and $250,000.00. The Recipient and Beneficiary, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of 50,000 or less inhabitants.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
FY2016 RCDI NOFA
Grant Announcement Contact
Shirley Stevenson Community Programs Specialist 202 205-9685
Email contact for Shirley Stevenson

Utilities Programs 202-690-4492
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