Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rural Community Development Initiative

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 03/21/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2012
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Mar 21, 2012
Creation Date:Mar 21, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:May 09, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:May 09, 2012   
Archive Date:Jan 31, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Community Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$8,611,000
Award Ceiling:$300,000
Award Floor:$50,000
CFDA Number(s):10.446  --  Rural Community Development Initiative
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses

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 minumum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000.00 and $300,000.00. The Recipient, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of less than 50,000 inhabitants. 

Agency Name

Utilities Programs


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 $300,000. The intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to a private nonprofit, community-based housing and development organization, a low-income rural community or a federally recognized tribe. 

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If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Shirley Stevenson
202 205-9685
202 690-0471 (fax)
Shirley Stevenson Email

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