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Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

Link to current NOFA

Objective: To develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, and low income rural communities to improve housing, community facilities, community and economic development projects in rural areas.

Uses and Restrictions: Rural Community Development Initiative grants may be used for but are not limited to (a) training sub-grantees to conduct a program on home-ownership education; (b) training sub- grantees to conduct a program for minority business entrepreneurs; (c) providing technical assistance to sub-grantees on how to effectively prepare a strategic plan; (d) provide technical assistance to sub-grantees on how to access alternative funding sources; (e) building organizational capacity through board training; (f) developing training tools, such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides to be used by the sub-grantee; (g) providing technical assistance and training on how to develop successful child care facilities; and (h) providing training on effective fundraising techniques.

Basic Instructions: 7 CFR 3015, 7 CFR 3016, 7 CFR 3019, 7 CFR 3052 and Guidelines announced in NOFA, published in the Federal Register

Forms For Application:  Application package can be downloaded from Grants.gov   CFDA 10.446

Form SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance
Form SF-424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs
Form AD-1047, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspensions and Other Responsibility Matters-Primary Covered Transactions
Form AD-1048, Certification Regarding Debarments, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion-Lower Tier Covered Transactions
Form AD-1049, Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
Certification of Non-Lobbying Activities
Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Form RD 400-4, Assurance Agreement

For more information about this program, or to file an application, contact the Rural Development State Office RCDI Contact.

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Last Modified:08/21/2014 
 
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