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Rural Community Development Initiative

Post Date

August 14th 2014

Application Due Date

November 12th 2014

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Community Development

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special District Governments
Independent School Districts
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Public Housing Authorities or Indian Housing Authorities
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education
For-Profit Organizations (Except Small Businesses)
Small Businesses

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 $250,000.00 The Recipient, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of less than 50,000 inhabitants.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $50000 - $250000

Grant Description

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 $250,000. 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.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Utilities Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    Shirley Stevenson
    Phone 202-205-9685

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    Contact Email for Shirley Stevenson

  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    NOFA RCDI Funds

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