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Technical Assistance and Training Program - Manufactured Homes in Pennsylvania

Program Application Period: Application window is from October 15, 2022 – November 13, 2022

What does this program do?

This grant program supports improved sustainability of water and waste services related to manufactured homes.  The TAT Program is designed to help qualified, private nonprofit organizations provide technical assistance and training to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste problems, help communities prepare applications for water and waste disposal loans and grants, assist with improving the management, operation, maintenance and sustainability of water and waste facilities in eligible rural areas, address contamination of drinking and surface water supplies by emerging contaminants, and pay certain expenses associated with the provision of such services.

Who may apply?

  • Nonprofits that have the proven ability, background, experience and capacity to provide technical assistance or training on a national, regional or state basis.

What is an eligible area?

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less -- check eligible addresses
  • Tribal lands in rural areas

How may the funds be used?

As related to water and wastewater service to manufactured homes:

  • To identify and evaluate solutions to water problems related to source, storage, treatment, distribution, collection, treatment and disposal.
  • To provide technical assistance and training to improve management, operations and maintenance of water and waste disposal systems.
  • To prepare water and waste disposal loan and grant applications.

Are there terms for grants?

  • The project period for these grants is one year, starting Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30.
  • Applicant contributions must be used before USDA grant funds.
  • This is a reimbursement grant.
  • Grants are subject to the availability of funds.

How do we get started?

Who can answer questions?

What governs this program?

  • Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR 1775
  • Section 306(a)(14)(A) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act 7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.

Why does USDA Rural Development do this?

This program helps small communities extend and improve water and waste treatment facilities for households and businesses, specifically relating to manufactured homes. Good practices can save tax dollars, improve the natural environment and may be necessary for manufacturers and other types of businesses to locate or expand operations.

NOTE: Program details may change over time. Before you begin an application, please confirm you have the most current information by contacting a program specialist in your local RD office for assistance, or consult the Program Instructions listed in the section above titled "What Governs this Program?"


Water and Environmental Programs (WEP)

General Program Inquiries
Pennsylvania State Office
(717) 237-2188
Vacant, Water and Environmental Program Director (717) 237-2281

Pennsylvania State Office
Barb Lukens, Water and Environmental Program Specialist (717) 237-2294
Amber Albright, Water and Environmental Program Specialist (717) 237-2295
WEP Engineering/Environmental Assistance
John Brady, Civil Engineer, State Office (717) 237-2290

Vacant, Civil Engineer, Butler Office (724) 482-5294

WEP Program Specialists in Area Offices
Linda Thomas, Area Specialist, Crawford Area Office (814) 547-5941
Sean McElroy, Area Specialist, Lebanon Area Office (717) 376-3499
Todd Colley, Area Specialist, Butler Area Office (724) 482-5290
Mathew McKnight, Area Specialist, Butler Area Office (724) 482-5285
Kim Wehr, Area Specialist, Butler Area Office  (724) 482-5286
Jason Cali, Area Specialist, (570) 836-5111, ext. 123
Jenni Velez, Area Specialist, Cumberland Area Office (717) 601-3245
Alyssa Rung, Area Specialist, Lycoming Area Office (570) 433-5084