The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Training Grant program is to
identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in
rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and
waste disposal grants, and improve operation and maintenance of existing
water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.
for Technical Assistance and Training Grants include:
Private nonprofit organizations that
have been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service
Must have proven ability,
background, experience, legal authority and actual capacity to
provide technical assistance
Grant funds can be used to:
Identify and evaluate solution to
water problems of associations (group-type organizations) in rural
areas relating to:
Identify and evaluate solutions to
waste problems of associations (group-type organizations) in rural
areas relating to:
Assist associations, that have filed
a pre-application for assistance, in the preparation of water and/or
waste disposal loan and/or grant application.
Provide training to association
personnel that will improve the management, operation and
maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities.
Pay expenses associated with
providing the technical assistance and/or training.
Recruiting applications for water
and waste disposal loan and/or grant program.
Duplicating current services,
replacement or substitution of support previously provided such as
those performed by an association's consultant in developing a
Funding political activities.
Paying for capital assets, purchase
of real estate or vehicles, improve or renovate office space, or
repair and maintain privately-owned property.
Paying for construction or operation
and maintenance costs.
Paying costs incurred before the
effective date of the grant.
Paying for technical assistance
which duplicates assistance provided to implement an action plan
funded by the Forest Service.
on SF-424.1, can be filed between October 1 and December 31 of each
year. Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) is published annually in the
Federal Register. USDA Rural Development Specialists will be glad to discuss
services available from the Agency and explain application procedures.
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February 16, 2006