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USDA Announces Grant Opportunity for Rural Community Development

On August 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $6 million for grants to qualified organizations under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) to provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Recipients must be non-profit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes. Intermediary organizations are required to provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant. The deadline for submitting RCDI applications is November 12. More information about the program and how to apply is available in the August 13, 2014 Federal Register.

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