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Community Economic Development

Includes programs and intiativies that assist communities and regions realize their long-term goals through provision of technical assistance and grants that supports strategic planning and community visioning in order to provide a foundation for economic development.

Grant Programs:

Community Facilities - To fund the development of essential community facilities for public use in rural areas and may include hospitals, fire protection, safety, as well as many other community-based initiatives

Rural Community Development Initiative - Provides technical assistance and training funds to qualified intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

Rural Business Opportunity Grants - The RBOG program promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through provision of training and technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials and to assist with economic development planning.

Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants - Provides financial assistance to qualified nonprofit organizations and public bodies that will aid needy very low and low-income individuals and their families to build homes in rural areas by the self-help method. Any State, political subdivision, private or public nonprofit corporation is eligible to apply. Section 523 Grants are used to pay salaries, rent, and office expenses of the nonprofit organization. Pre-development grants up to $10,000 may be available to qualified organizations

Technical Assistance and Training Grants for Rural Waste Systems - Makes grants to non-profit organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to associations on a wide range of issues relating to delivery of water and waste disposal service. These associations are located in rural areas or cities and towns with a population of 10,000 or less.

Pre-Development Planning Grants - Predevelopment planning grants may be available, if needed, to assist in paying costs associated with developing a complete application for a proposed water and waste project.

For other Rural Development Programs, please visit Program and Opportunities.

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