USDA Housing Preservation Grant
USDA issued a call for proposals that may be a possible funding option for replacing heating appliances in rural housing. The announcement is below.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Housing Preservation Grant Program. This program is available for residents of rural areas whose incomes fall into the low and very low income categories and who need assistance to repair or rehabilitate their homes. An area is considered rural if it is populated with 20,000 people or less. Urban area residents would not be eligible for the program. Nonprofits, local governments, and Native American tribes can receive the grant funding to repair the properties of these residents. Grant funding is not provided to individuals. The deadline to submit the pre-application is August 22, 2011.
Notice of Funding Availability: Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2011: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-07/pdf/2011-17109.pdf (7 pp, 313K)
FY 2011 Pre-application for Housing Preservation Grants: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/MPR/Forms/533%20HPG%20Preapplication%20FY2011.pdf (4 pp, 358K)
The Section 533 HPG Pre-application form may be accessed from this site and submitted electronically. You may also contact the State Office in the state the project is located for hard-copy forms. Hard copy pre-applications and additional materials can be mailed to the State Office with your complete application package.
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