Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI)

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Grants for organizations and tribal governments to support housing and community development subgrantees in rural areas.

About the Award:

RCDI grants are awarded to qualified intermediary organizations, including nonprofits and federally recognized tribes, that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. Applicants are required to match funds equal to grant rewarded, and in-kind contributions may not be used as matching funds. This grant cannot be used for direct construction or remediation. 

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Training, Technical Assistance, Education, Energy Audit Training

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $6,000,000
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 34
  • Minimum Grant: $50,000
  • Maximum Grant: $250,000
Award Type:

Typical Application Period: Application dates announced upon release of NOSA via Federal Register. For 2019, Applications accepted from March to June, though application periods vary year to year.


Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

last modified: 2019-09-09 12:06:16