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RCD Fact Sheet FY 2013

Published: February 14, 2012
Audience:
Rural Community Development (RCD)
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About, Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET
Rural Community Development
Office of Community Services
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

PurposeRural Community Development Program:  To provide training and technical assistance to low-income rural communities in developing and managing affordable, safe water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Rural Community Development/Homeland Security Program: To provide safety and security training and technical assistance to State, regional and national infrastructure regarding water and wastewater treatment systems.

Uses:  Grants are awarded for project costs for

  • To provide safety and security training and technical assistance
  • To improve coordination among Federal, state and local; agencies in water waste management;
  • To improve the capacity of small and very small systems to better prepare for emergencies; and
  • To develop emergency preparedness for small water systems.

Type of Grant: Competitive discretionary grants.

Eligible Applicants: Multi-state, regional, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.

Appropriations: In FY 2012, $ 4.9  million.   

Authority: Section 680 (a)(3)(B) of the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended; Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (P.L. 105- 285)

Program Characteristics:     

  • There were 8 grants awarded in FY 2012, including two tribal entities. Projects have five years to complete implementation.