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Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.427
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2021
Application: May 2, 2022

Federal contact:
Jonathan Bell

For regional contacts, choose the Contact tab of the program website.


The 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. Funds may also be used for operating and rental assistance.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofit organizations of farmworkers
  • Federally recognized Indian Tribes
  • Community organizations
  • Agencies or political subdivisions of state and local government
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Individual requests may not exceed $5,000,000. A state will not receive more than 30% of the total funding for each fiscal year.

Grant funds may be awarded based on need and may not exceed 90% of project cost.

Application process

Application instructions are available on the program website and in the Federal Register.

Prior to the submission of a pre-application, applicants are encouraged to schedule a concept meeting with program staff to discuss the application process, the specifics on the proposed project, and the borrower's responsibilities under the program.

The pre-application process takes at least 2 business days. Specific submission instructions are listed in the Pre-Application and Submission Information section of the Federal Register document. Selected pre-applications will be invited to submit a final application.

Application submission deadlines

Tagged as
Capital funding · Farmers and farmworkers · Housing and homelessness · Migrants · People with disabilities

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.