Off-Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Letter of Intent
Jul 15, 2022
Nov 1, 2022
The Off-Farm Labor Housing program provides low interest
loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing
for year-round, migrant, seasonal, retired, and/or
disabled domestic farm laborers.
The primary use of the funds includes construction,
improvement, repair, and purchase of housing for domestic
farm laborers. In some cases, funds may also be used for
operating and rental assistance, and other related
activities, such as buying and improving land, purchasing
household furnishings, and paying loan interest.
Key priorities include:
- Assisting rural communities in recovering
economically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,
particularly disadvantaged communities
- Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to
RD programs and benefits from RD funded projects
- Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience
to the impacts of climate change through economic support
to rural communities
Eligible applicants include:
- Farmers, associations of farmers, and family farm
- Associations of farmworkers and nonprofit
- State and local governmental entities
- Federally-recognized tribes
Amount of funding
Award ceiling: $15,000 per unit (total
loan and grant)
Estimated total program funding:
- Loans - $5,500,000
- Grants - $17,000,000
Grant funds may be awarded based on need and may not
exceed 90% of project cost.
Loans have a 33 year payback period at a 1% fixed rate.
Application instructions are available on the
- Funding for Repairs: Pre-Applications Due May 9, 2022
and final applications must be submitted by September 12,
- Funding for new construction is currently not
- Third Round: Pre-Applications Due July 15, 2022 and
final applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
COVID-19 · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Farmers and farmworkers · Housing and homelessness · Migrants · People with disabilities
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