U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to help owners of rental housing repair and rehabilitate their units, if they make them available for low- and very-low-income rural residents. USDA is providing the funding through the Housing Preservation Grant program.
Eligible applicants include town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations.
USDA encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance the following key priorities:
Assisting rural communities recover economically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly disadvantaged communities;
Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to USDA Rural Development (RD) programs and benefits from RD-funded projects; and,
Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.
USDA does not provide funding directly to individual homeowners under this program.
Paper pre-applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on July 11, 2022 and should be sent to the following address:
USDA Rural Development
Billings Area Office
Attn: Cindy Coleman
1400 S. 24th Street W., Suite 8
Billings, MT 59102
Electronic pre-applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time // 2:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, July 11, 2022.
See page 31976 of the May 26, 2022, Federal Register for additional information.
For more information about this program, please contact Cindy Coleman at at (406) 812-0721 or Cindy.Coleman@usda.gov.
USDA Rural Development is an investor, ally and advocate for rural America and provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/mt.