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Grants Available to Help Rural Communities

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
Townships in rural areas may apply for grants under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), a program from the USDA Rural Development’s Rural Housing Service. To be eligible, townships must act as intermediaries to the actual funding recipients and provide matching funds that at least equal the federal grant.
 
The grants are intended to help recipients such as private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and Native American tribes undertake projects involving housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas. The program requires the intermediary, or grantee, to provide a program of financial and technical assistance to the recipient, which will, in turn, provide programs to their community.
 
For complete details, click here. Applications must be received by June 25, 2018. For information on electronic submissions, go to www.grants.gov.
 
Interested applicants are urged to contact Pennsylvania’s RCDI officer, Shaun Stehr, for assistance at (717) 237-2285.