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HUD Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance (DCTA) Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide technical assistance to build capacity of local governments experiencing economic distress, specifically in smaller communities with populations under 50,000. Assistance will help local governments and their nonprofit partners in alleviating persistent poverty.

Assistance may include, but is not limited to:

  • Support in remedying recent adverse financial audit findings
  • Training in grant management
  • Support in reviewing funding opportunities and drafting a competitive application
  • Development of local programs to support small business owners
  • Guidance for attracting larger employers

Program information sheet


Eligible recipients are units of local governments from smaller communities with populations under 50,000, including:

  • Tribes
  • Villages
  • Towns
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Municipalities

Partner nonprofit organizations must be established 501(c)3 organizations with a history of working to alleviate poverty in the jurisdiction.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Technical assistance is provided at no cost.

Application process

A link to the online technical assistance request form is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Fundraising · Grant writing · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Sustainability of programs

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, view details

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.