Lincoln, Nebraska, Jul 02, 2013 -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced in the June 18, 2013 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. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
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
For more information on how to apply, please click on this link June 18, 2013 Federal Register. Applications are to be delivered by 5 p.m. CDT on August 2, 2013 to USDA Rural Development; Suite 308 Federal Building; 100 Centennial Mall North; Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.
Contact Sharon Kluck at the Nebraska USDA Rural Development State Office for additional information, (402) 437-5035. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as the Department implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act.
USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.