The USDA Secretary announced a new funding opportunity through USDA Rural Development to support the development of essential Rural Community Facilities. The announcement can be accessed below. Within the announcement there are hyperlinks to the program’s webpage and the federal register notice.
This program is a little different than what we’ve traditionally offered, in that it provides grant funding for predevelopment costs and technical assistance. Tribes are eligible both as technical assistance providers and as ultimate recipients. Therefore, for all that are interested, I’d recommend a close read of both the federal register notice and the webpage as the eligible costs for technical assistance providers and ultimate recipients are different.
Applications are due at 5:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2017. A webinar for potential applicants is scheduled for June 20th at 2:00 PM EDT. I don’t have all the details yet but will send out the official flyer and/or the access instructions when I have them. So for now please save the date and time.