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Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans (AHRV) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofit and Tribal Housing Authorities
to Construct or Renovate Housing for Rural Veterans

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and The Home Depot Foundation (THDF)

Deadline Date:

07/09/18 5:00 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA nonprofit and tribal housing authorities to develop affordable housing for veterans located in rural areas. Funding may be used for construction projects to provide temporary and permanent housing solutions for low-income veterans.

Funding is intended to support local nonprofit housing development organizations that meet or help meet the affordable housing needs of veterans in rural areas. Work supported under this grant program must be bricks‐and‐mortar projects that assist low‐income, elderly and disabled veterans with home repair and rehab needs, support homeless veterans, help veterans become homeowners, and/or secure affordable rental housing.

GRANTS can be used to provide both temporary and permanent housing for veterans, depending on the local needs of the community. HAC will coordinate with Home Depot volunteers and THDF on volunteer opportunities especially around home repair and rehab.

Suggestions for grants include but are not limited to:

- Home repair
- Homeownership
- Multi‐family rental development and preservation
- Shelters for homeless veterans

Funds must go to costs related to specific hard and soft development and/or rehabilitation projects. Allowable expenses include hard and soft costs directly related to the construction and rehabilitation of units.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161472

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will not normally exceed a maximum of $30,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant will be for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations
The applicant must be a 501(c)(3), tribally designated housing entity (TDHE), or Housing Authority acting as a nonprofit, that serves veterans at or below 80% of area median income. (Please note: Habitat for Humanity Affiliates are funded separately by The Home Depot Foundation and are not eligible for these grants).

Rural Service Area
The applicant must apply to support programs working in nonmetropolitan areas or in counties that meet the USDA definition of rural for housing (Sec. 520 of the Housing Act of 1949). Please check the USDA Property Eligibility Site, http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov, to determine rural eligibility. HAC also desires geographic diversity in selecting grantees throughout the United States.

General project management and administration fees are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by Monday, July 9, 2018 5:00 pm (EDT).

Press release: http://www.ruralhome.org/whats-new/press-room/165-pr-2017/1484-pr07142017

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:

Housing Assistance Council
Attn: Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans
ahrv@ruralhome.org

Contact information:

Shonterria Charleston, Director, Training and Technical Assistance
shonterria@ruralhome.org

or

Anselmo Telles, Senior Housing Development Specialist
anselmo@ruralhome.org

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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

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