The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), a Rural Development (RD) mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $50 million in grant funding through its Community Facilities Program (CF).
Donor Name: U.S. Department of Education
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
U.S. Territory: American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $50,000,000
Grant Duration: 5 years
Community Facilities Program offers direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. Public bodies, non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes can use the funds to construct, expand or improve facilities that provide health care, education, public safety, and public services. Projects include fire and rescue stations, village and town halls, health care clinics, hospitals, adult and childcare centers, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, public buildings, schools, libraries, and many other community-based initiatives.
This NOFO is being issued pursuant to the disaster funds made available by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023. Grants will be provided to eligible applicants to repair eligible Essential community facilities damaged by Presidentially Declared Disasters that occurred in CY 2022. Subject to any updates to the Presidentially Declared Disasters, the following states have been identified with areas that have been impacted by qualifying events during CY 2022: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. For the most current list of Presidentially Declared Disasters, visit the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Available Funds: Up to $50,000,000.
The period of performance will be noted in the Grant Agreement and will extend for 5 years from the date of obligation of funds.
An eligible CF project must:
- Be an eligible Facility
- Be financially feasible
- Be for public use
Eligible Uses of Funds
- Grant funds must be used to repair essential community facilities damaged by Presidentially declared disasters including the replacement of damaged equipment or vehicles and/or the purchase of new equipment to undertake repairs to damaged facilities and for related purposes as outlined;
- Grant funds may not be used for purposes
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- City or township governments
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- County governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
An eligible applicant must be a public body, nonprofit corporation, or Federally-recognized tribe. To be eligible for grant funds under this Notice, the project must be located in a rural area in a county (or a rural area of a Reservation for Indian tribes) with a disaster declaration as declared by the President of the United States; the disaster declaration must be related to the consequences of a disaster occurring in 2022; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must have provided a notice declaring the disaster. The term rural or rural area is defined in Section 343(a)(13)(C) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act , as amended, as a city, town or, unincorporated area that has a population of not more than 20,000 inhabitants.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.