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USDA seeks applications for grants to support the development of Rural Community Facilities

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The USDA is seeking applicants for the technical assistance and training grants in the Community Facilities program. 

Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the news about grant opportunities on May 24. 

“Too often, rural community organizations lack the technical expertise they need to access federal dollars,” Perdue said. “These technical assistance and training grants will help rural organizations overcome hurdles that prevent them from fully utilizing the Community Facilities Program. Increased access to federal funding will help build essential community facilities, and will allow rural areas to thrive.”

Communities can use the grants to hire specialized personnel, pay for feasibility studies, retain consultants to prepare financial assistance applications and identify and plan for long-term community facilities needs.

The maximum grant is $150,000. 

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