May 9, 2023
USDA Seeks Applications for Technical Assistance Grants – Expand Access to Safe, Affordable and Equitable Housing for People in Rural America
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, has announced that the Department is accepting applications for technical assistance grants to preserve rental housing and expand access to safe, affordable and equitable housing for people in rural America.
USDA is making available $7.9 million in funding through its Rural Housing Service (RHS) and through two Multifamily Housing (MFH) Technical Assistance grant programs: the Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance (NP TA) Grant Program and the Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance (Off-FLH TA) Grant Program. This funding is available for eligible technical assistance providers seeking grants to provide technical assistance services to qualified applicants.
There is $6.9 million in grants available through the NP TA Grant Program. The program awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities (PHAs) to provide technical assistance and other services to enable affordable housing preservation through the transfer of MFH Direct Loan properties from current owners to nonprofits or PHAs.
- Public and private nonprofit organizations
- Public Health Agencies (PHAs)
- Tribal housing nonprofits
- Tribally designated housing entities.
Another $1 million in grants will be available for eligible nonprofits through the Off-FLH TA Grant Program. This program awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to applicants for Off-FLH loans and grants. These grants are used to increase the availability of affordable, decent housing for farm laborers.
Available funding amounts for the technical assistance programs may also be found here.
Minimum Award amounts:
- Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance – $100,000
- Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance – $500,000
Maximum award amounts:
- Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance – $500,000
- Off-Farm Housing Technical Assistance – $250,000
Deadline to submit applications: July 3, 2023, Noon ET
For additional information see page 28469 of the Federal Register
To learn more, read full Stakeholder Announcement.
General questions should be directed to:
Stephanie Vergin, Policy Advisor
Production and Preservation Division
United States Department of Agriculture