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Community Facility Grant Program

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HOW TO APPLY:

Click here to contact an area office. Basic information will be provided over the telephone, and an application will be mailed to you to be completed and returned to the office; or an appointment will be scheduled.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:

Public bodies, such as a municipality, county, district, authority or other political subdivision of a state.

Nonprofit corporations or associations that have significant ties with local community and possible public purpose.

Federally recognized Indian Tribes on a Federal or State reservation.

ELIGIBLE FACILITIES:

Community facility that is necessary for orderly community development and consistent with the state's strategic plan

USE OF FUNDS:

Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 75% of the cost to develop specific essential community facilities in rural areas.

  1. Further funding of the remaining cost of the project shall consist of community Facilities financial assistance, applicant contributions, or loans and grants from other sources.

The facility must be located in a community with a population of less than 20,000

The facility must be located in a community with a median income which is less than 90% of the non-metropolitan median household income for the State. ($29,868 based on State of Maine 2000 census)

ILLEGAL USE OF FUNDS:

Pay annual recurring costs

Construct or repair electric generating plants

Refinance existing debt

Pay interest

 

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 Click here to obtain more information on our community facilities grant program, or to request an application.

 If you would like to review USDA Regulations, Procedures, Notices, RD Forms, or RD Handbooks, Click Here.

 

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