Rural Community Development Program (RCD)

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Rural Community Development (RCD) is a federal grant program that works with regional and tribal organizations to manage safe water systems in rural communities.

Read more about the RCD Program.






2020 RCD Funding Opportunity Announcement - Now Open!

As of May 19, 2020, the FY 2020 Rural Community Development Funding Opportunity Announcement is available. Applications are due June 30, 2020.

The 2020 RCD Funding Opportunity Announcement is now available.

Update Regarding COVID-19

On March 30, 2020, ACF issued an Information Memorandum regarding grant flexibilities in conducting human service activities related to or affected by COVID-19. Learn more about how these flexibilities may affect your grant.

Thank you for your continued engagement and partnership with us to address and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We highly value our strong ongoing partnership, and hope to continue to be a resource to you as you implement community mitigation techniques. View this up-to-date information about key issues from a number of HHS divisions.


The Rural Community Development (RCD) program does not provide direct grants to individuals; RCD does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you an RCD grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.

For more information, please visit the Grant Fraud and Scams site.

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