Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
The Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) awards
grants to housing and community development intermediary
organizations to develop the capacity and ability of
nonprofit organizations, low-income rural communities,
and federally recognized tribes to undertake projects
related to housing, community facilities, and community
and economic development in rural areas.
Funds can be used for, but are not limited to, the
- Train sub-grantees to conduct home ownership
education and/or minority business entrepreneur education
- Provide technical assistance to sub-grantees on:
- Strategic plan development
- Accessing alternative funding sources
- Board training
- Developing successful childcare facilities
- Creating training tools such as videos,
workbooks, and reference guides
- Effective fundraising techniques
Past awarded projects have included healthcare and
infrastructure development in tribal communities and
technical assistance for nonprofit organizations that
help rural health clinics.
Qualified private organizations, nonprofit organizations,
and public, including tribal, intermediary organizations
are eligible to apply for funds as an intermediary.
Eligible recipients include:
- Nonprofit community-based housing and development
- Federally recognized Native American tribal
- Rural communities
Recipients and beneficiaries of the funding, but not the
intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has
a population of 50,000 or less.
Amount of funding
Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 3 years
The intermediary will be required to provide matching
funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant.
Child care · Community and economic development · Fundraising · Governance of healthcare organizations · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Infrastructure · Minorities · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Sustainability of programs
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