• Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
  • Appropriation Amount: TBD
  • Grant Amount: $50,000 up to $250,000, 1-1 Match
  • Announcement Date: February 8, 2022
  • Closing Date: April 19, 2022

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Purpose: RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

Eligible Expenditures:

Funding can be used to improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Rural Community Development Initiative grants may be used for, but are not limited to:

Training sub-grantees to conduct:

Home-ownership education
Minority business entrepreneur education

Providing technical assistance to sub-grantees on:

Strategic plan development
Accessing alternative funding sources
Board training
Developing successful child care facilities
Creating training tools, such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides
Effective fundraising techniques

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public bodies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Federally Recognized Tribes
  • Qualified Private (for-profit) Organizations

Additional Resources for Applicants can be found in the NOFO. You can also contact Alaska’s Rural Development office at (907) 271-2424 or robert.chambers@usda.gov.