$50 Million in Funding is available for Energy infrastructure!

This program provides grants to repair essential community facilities in rural areas that were damaged by Presidentially Declared Disasters in Calendar Year 2022. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

Funding Overview

Grants may cover up to 75% of total project cost. There is no minimum or maximum award amount. Applications will compete for available funding allocated to the applicable USDA RD State office.

Funding for the balance of the project may consist of other financial assistance, applicant contributions, or loans and grants from other sources. In-kind contributions are not an acceptable source of cost-sharing funds. The Community Facilities Direct Loan Program resources are also available to eligible applicants to satisfy cost sharing requirements. Applicants may request a combination of Community Facilities Direct Loan and Disaster Repair Grants in one application.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • City or township governments
  • County governments

Eligible Activities

Grants can be used to repair essential community facilities damaged by Presidentially declared disasters in Calendar Year 2022, including the replacement of damaged equipment or vehicles, and the purchase of new equipment to undertake repairs to damaged facilities. 

Examples of essential community facilities include:

  • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, streets, public works vehicles or equipment
  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing
  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, or fire trucks
  • Educational services such as museums, libraries, or schools
  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment
  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs, or greenhouses

There is no deadline for this program.

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