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Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Closed
The closing deadline for receipt of all applications in response to this NOFA was 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on March 21, 2022.


What does this program do?
USDA Rural Development awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to applicants for Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and grants. These loans and grants are used to increase the availability of affordable, decent housing for farm laborers.

Program Features Funding
Announced through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) placed in the Federal Register.

Funding Availability
Grant funds are limited, and are awarded through a competitive process.

Eligible Grantees

  • Public and private nonprofit organizations

Use of Funds

  • Eligible: technical assistance provided during the application, underwriting, and closing processes
  • Eligible: assistance with transaction costs associated with the application process, and for other agency approved consultation, advisory and non-construction services
  • Not Eligible: construction costs in any form
  • Not Eligible: Transaction costs the FLH loan or grant will fund.
  • Not Eligible: Transaction costs in which an identity of interest – such as between buyer and seller, or owner and lender – exists between grantees and applicants.

What governs this program?
Off-Farm: 7 CFR 3560 Subpart L 
Title V of the Housing Act of 1949

For More Information
Please contact Multifamily Housing at Email: rd.flhta@usda.gov. 

Counties with Agency-financed off-farm labor housing properties currently operating under diminished need occupancy waivers (7 CFR 3560.576 (e).

State County
CALIFORNIA Lake
CALIFORNIA Madera
CALIFORNIA Solano
CALIFORNIA Tulare
CALIFORNIA Yolo
COLORADO Bent
FLORIDA Broward
FLORIDA Collier
FLORIDA Gadsden
FLORIDA Hardee
FLORIDA Hendry
FLORIDA Highlands
FLORIDA  Indian River
FLORIDA Lake
FLORIDA Martin
FLORIDA Okeechobee
FLORIDA Palm Beach
FLORIDA Polk
FLORIDA Putman
HAWAII Hawaii County, E. (Hilo)
IDAHO Bingham
IDAHO Jefferson
IDAHO Minidoka
IDAHO Power
MICHIGAN Oceana
MINNESOTA West Polk
NEBRASKA Box Butte
NEBRASKA Scotts Bluff
NEW JERSEY Cumberland
NORTH CAROLINA Beaufort
NORTH CAROLINA Sampson
OKLAHOMA Jackson
TEXAS Maverick
TEXAS Val Verde

 

Awardees: Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance NOFA Selection 2022

Organizations interested in receiving Off-Farm Labor Housing properties should contact the awardee regarding the availability of services.

Technical Assistance Provider    

Service delivery/coverage areas    

Contact Information
Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation Certain counties in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin 

Kate McElhaney            

Email: Kate@crhdc.org

            Phone Number: 303-428-1448

Email: rd.flhta@usda.gov

Workshop Information


Rural Housing Service hosted a Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance Information Session on February 17, 2022 to provide an overview of the Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  The following is a downloadable copy of the presentation.