USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans
Deadline: Continuous Amount: Varies by population & income (typically no larger than $30,000) Match: Varies by population & income (60% - 80%)
Eligibility: Public bodies (including cities, counties, and local educational agencies); Community-based nonprofit corporations; Federally-recognized Tribes http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/CA-CFPrograms.html
Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants.
Examples of essential community facilities include: • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses