Rural Community Development Program (RCD)

Rural Community Development (RCD) is a federal grant program that works with regional and tribal organizations to manage safe water systems in rural communities. RCD funds are used to provide training and technical assistance to:

  • Increase access for families with low incomes to water supply and waste disposal services;
  • Preserve affordable water and waste disposal services in low-income rural communities;
  • Increase local capacity and expertise to establish and maintain needed community facilities;
  • Increase economic opportunities for low-income rural communities by ensuring they have basic water and sanitation;
  • Utilize technical assistance to leverage additional public and private resources; and
  • Promote improved coordination of federal, state, and local agencies and financing programs to benefit low-income communities.

RCD supports the RCD/Homeland Security Program, which provides safety and security training and technical assistance to state, regional, and national grantees. Learn more about RCD.

Notice:

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.

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Contact:

Rafael J. Elizalde
Rural Community Development Program
Office of Community Services
Phone: 202-401-5115
OCSgrants@acf.hhs.gov


Contacts

To contact the Rural Community Development Program:

Rafael J. Elizalde
Rural Community Development Program
Office of Community Services
Phone: 202-401-5115
OCSgrants@acf.hhs.gov

Contact information for active RCD grantee organizations can be found on the RCD Grantees page.

The OGM Grants Management Specialist contact for all RCD grants is Ms. Diane Bragdon. She may be reached at (202) 401-0933 and/or Diane.Bragdon@acf.hhs.gov.


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