United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Housing Service
11/01/22 12:00 PM EST
Grants and loans of up to $15,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, farmers and farmers associations, and tribes to provide farmworkers with off-farm housing and related facilities. Applicants are required to complete required registrations and submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full proposal. This program provides affordable financing to develop housing for year-round and migrant or seasonal domestic farm laborers.
Housing may be constructed in urban or rural areas, as long as there is a demonstrated need. Funds may be used for construction, improvement, repair and purchase of housing for domestic farm laborers is the primary objective of this program.
Funds will be used to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-FLH properties currently financed by the RHS that serve domestic farm laborers, retired domestic farm laborers, or disabled domestic farm laborers. To focus investments in areas where the need for increased prosperity is greatest, the RHS will set aside 10 percent of the available funds for applications that will serve persistent poverty counties.
Funding may also be available for related activities including:
For a complete list see 7 CFR 3560.53: http://go.usa.gov/3xV6P
GrantWatch ID#: 145423
Award may not exceed $15,000 per unit (total loan and grant). There is no minimum award.
- Up to 33 year payback period
- 1% fixed rate
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications to this Notice must be submitted electronically to the Production and Preservation Division, Processing and Report Review Branch.
At least two business days prior to the application deadline, the applicant must email the RHS a request to create a shared folder in CloudVault. The email must be sent to the following address: Off-FLHapplication@usda.gov.
For further information, contact: Jonathan Bell, Director, Processing and Report Review Branches, Production and Preservation Division, Multifamily Housing Programs, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, via email: MFHprocessing1@usda.gov or telephone: (254) 742-9764.
The four regions and the contact information for each Regional Director follows:
Western Region: Becki Meyer, Regional Director, MFHFODWest@usda.gov
(AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)
Southern Region: Byron Waters, Regional Director, MFHFODSouth@usda.gov
(AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VI)
Midwest Region: Karissa Stiers, Regional Director, MFHFODMidwest@usda.gov
(IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Northeast Region: Laurie Warzinski, Regional Director, MFHFODNortheast@usda.gov
(CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV)
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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