About the Rural Community Development (RCD) Program

RCDRural 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.

Additional RCD Resources:

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

Last Reviewed: June 20, 2019