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RURAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING GRANTS (RCB)

The Rural Capacity Building program enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Indian tribes (eligible beneficiaries) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities in rural areas for the benefit of low- and moderate-income families and persons. The Rural Capacity Building program achieves this by funding National Organizations with expertise in rural housing and rural community development who work directly to build the capacity of eligible beneficiaries. 

For the purpose of the RCB program, a National Organization must be a single organization that has experience conducting RCB eligible activities with RCB eligible beneficiaries within the last ten years in at least seven Federal HUD regions. A National Organization must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, other than an institution of higher education. By definition, RCB Eligible Beneficiaries are not eligible to apply to this RCB NOFA. Eligible Beneficiaries in the RCB program are not Eligible Applicants for the RCB program. Successfully funded RCB program National Organizations are required to work with Eligible Beneficiaries with their RCB program grant award.

Eligible beneficiaries are limited to local organizations serving rural areas that are one of the following types of organizations: rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDC), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO), Local governments, and/or Indian tribes. For-profit organizations are not eligible as RCB beneficiaries.

Primary eligible Program Activities include pass-through grants, loans, financial assistance, training, education, support, and advice to eligible beneficiaries to increase their capacity to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons in rural areas.  

Funding Opportunity Number:  FR-6200-N-08

Opportunity Title:  Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (RCB)

CFDA Number:  14.265

OMB Approval Number: 2506-0195

Opening Date:  April 8, 2019

Deadline Date:  June 11, 2019

CONTACT INFORMATION:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact at CapacityBuilding@hud.gov.  Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.