News Release
Release No.STELPRD4016186
ContactTeresa Brohimer402-437-5505
Vicki Schurman402-437-5563
(MAY 9, 2012) USDA ANNOUNCES APPLICATION TIMEFRAME FOR HOUSING PRESERVATION GRANTS
Lincoln, Nebraska, May 09, 2012 --

@@The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced in the May 9, 2012 Federal Register the timeframe and guidelines for applications to be submitted under the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. Applications are awarded funding based on a national competitive application process.

Housing Preservation Grants (HPG) provide funding to selected recipient organizations (grantee) to develop programs that financially assist in the repair and rehabilitation of individually owned housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by eligible households.

Potential applicants include qualified state and local governments, private

nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian Tribes, or a consortium of eligible entities.

For more information on how to apply, please see page 27179 of the May 9, 2012 Federal Register or click on this link http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-09/html/2012-11036.htm. Applications are to be delivered by 5 p.m. CDT on June 25, 2012 to USDA Rural Development; Suite 308 Federal Building; 100 Centennial Mall North; Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.

Contact Teresa Brohimer at the Nebraska USDA Rural Development State Office for additional information, (402) 437-5505. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne

(click on Notice of Funding Availabilities on right lower side of the website).