RCD Fact Sheet
PROGRAM NAME: RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (RCD)
To work with regional and tribal organizations to manage safe water systems in rural communities.
Rural Community Development: Provides training and technical assistance to low-income rural communities in developing and managing affordable, safe water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Section 680 (a) (3) (B) of the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended; the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of1998 (P.L. 105- 285).
In FY 2015, $6.5 million
In FY 2014, $5.91 million
Multi-state, regional, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.
Low-income individuals residing in the project's service area.
Grants are awarded for the following project costs:
- To provide safety and security training and technical assistance;
- To improve coordinations among Federal, state and local agencies in water waste management;
Type of Grant:
Competitive Discretionary Grant
In FY 2014, RCD awarded 8 grants, including two tribal entities. Awards ranged from $190,712 to $857,895. Projects have five years to complete implementation.
Rural Community Development Program, OCS