Rural Community Development Initiative

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Range

Up to 500K

# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area

Capacity Building

Programmatic Area

Community Development

Programmatic Area


Programmatic Area

Workforce & Economic Development



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments City or township governments Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Special district governments County governments Private institutions of higher education Independent school districts For profit organizations other than small businesses Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Small businesses

Focus Area

Qualified private, nonprofit and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The RCDI structure requires the intermediary (grantee) to provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. The recipients will, in turn, provide programs that will support their communities (beneficiaries).


Shirley J Stevenson, Community Programs Specialist, (202) 205-9685, Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

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