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Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program – U.S.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on July 18, 2021
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The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development Agency (Agency) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced the applications for Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program to provide eligible applicants grant funds to assist low- and very-low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas.

Rental property owners must agree to make the units repaired or rehabilitated available for occupancy to very low- or low-income persons for a period of not less than five years.

The minimum five-year restriction to rent the very low- and low-income tenants will only apply to the units that are repaired with the HPG funding.

Any units within the property that were not repaired with HPG funding will not be subject to the five-year restriction.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
2. City or township governments;
3. Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
4. Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments);
5. County and State governments;
6. Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
7. Faith-Based and Community Organizations.

Award Ceiling: US$50,000.

The term of the grant can vary from one to two years, depending on available funds and demand.

Closing Date for Applications: July 19, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333826

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 09
Jun 09

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 11
Jun 11

Thanks, Ana.