United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
03/22/21 - 4:00 PM Receipt of Paper Applications; Electronic Submission via Grants.gov Midnight (ET) March 29, 2021
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes for technical assistance and training as it relates to community facilities programs in rural areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the funding is to assist grantees in identifying and planning for community facility needs that exist in their area. Eligible regions are rural areas including cities, villages, townships, towns and Federally Recognized Tribal Lands outside the boundaries of a city of 20,000 or more.
The Technical Assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian Tribes, and Nonprofit Corporations to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. Once those needs have been identified, the Grantee can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs.
The Agency encourages applications that will support recommendations made in the Rural Prosperity Task Force report to help improve life in rural America. Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships, and innovation. Key strategies include:
To combat a key threat to economic prosperity, rural workforce and quality of life, the Agency also encourages applications that will support the Administration’s goal to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with Substance Use Disorder (including opioid misuse) in high-risk rural communities by strengthening the capacity to address prevention, treatment and/or recovery at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels. Key strategies include:
For a list of eligible uses of funds, see the following link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/508_FY2021_CFTAT_Application_Guide.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 152569
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Grant awards for Technical Assistance Providers assisting Ultimate Recipients within one state may not exceed $150,000. Grant awards made to Ultimate Recipients will not exceed $50,000.
Awards will be made from available funding on or before September 15, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For Applicants located in Washington, DC, please contact Shirley Stevenson at (202) 205–9685 or via email at Shirley.Stevenson@wdc.usda.gov
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