Information Bulletin Number 1001316


Community Facilities Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Deadline(s): Jun 01 2010
Deadline Information
The application process and deadline vary by region. Applications are filed with the USDA Rural Development
field offices. Contact your Rural Development State Offices for detailed information and applications. For Rural
Development State Office contacts visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html.
Summary
Community Facilities program grants assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and
towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grant funds may be used to assist in the development of essential community
facilities. Grant funds can be used to construct, enlarge, or improve community facilities for health care, public
safety, and community and public services. This can include the purchase of equipment required for a facility's
operation. A grant may be made in combination with other Community Facilities financial assistance such as a direct
or guaranteed loan, applicant contributions, or loans and grants from other sources. Projects will be selected based
on a priority point system. Projects that will receive priority are those that: (1) Serve small communities (with the
highest priority going to projects located in a community with a population of 5,000 or less); (2) Serve low-income
communities (with the highest priority going to projects serving communities with median household incomes below
the higher of the poverty line or 60% of the State non-metropolitan median household income); and (3) Provide
healthcare, public safety, or public and community services. For examples of essential community facilities visit
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/essent_facil.htm.
History of Funds: Examples of projects that have been funded in the past are available at
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/cp.htm.
Average Award: Varies
Additional Information
For Rural Development State Office contacts visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html.
Contact Information
Name: Housing and Community Facilities Programs National Office
Street: 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Room 5037, South Building
City: Washington
Zip: 20250