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RCD Fact Sheet

Published: September 17, 2014
Audience:
Rural Community Development (RCD)
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About, Fact Sheet

PROGRAM NAME:                    RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (RCD)

Purpose:                                 

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.

Legislative Authority:              

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).

Appropriations:                       

In FY 2014, $5.91 million

In FY 2013, $4.67 million

Eligible Applicants:                 

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

Target Population:                  

Low-income individuals residing in the project's service area.

Uses:                                       

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

Program Highlights:                

In FY 2013, RCD awarded 8 grants, including two tribal entities. Awards ranged from $152,337 to $674,350. Projects have five years to complete implementation.

Program Contact:                    

Rural Community Development Program, OCS

RF@acf.hhs.gov

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/rcd