USDA Rural Development is currently accepting Housing Preservation Grant applications. This program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing occupied by low and very low income people.
Grant Application Deadline: March 15
Eligible projects include:
- Repairing or replacing electrical wiring, foundations, roofs, heating systems, water and waste disposal systems
- Handicap accessibility features
- Labor and materials
- Administrative expenses
- Other projects may be eligible, please contact Rural Development with eligibility questions
For more information on this program, please visit the websites for Vermont and New Hampshire or view the compete Notice of Solicitation of Applications. (Please note that the current version of the NOSA references an earlier deadline. This deadline has been extended from February 12 to March 15, the deadline extension notice can be found here.)
*Projects which serve Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties are encouraged to apply due to the availability of funds in the REAP Zone set aside for those counties.
**All applications require a 15 day public comment period before they can be summited for review.
Who may apply:
Most state and local governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized tribes.
How to apply:
Contact your local USDA Rural Development office to discuss your project with a program specialist and to obtain a hard copy of the application. Apply online at www.grants.gov.