Sep. 10, 2012
The USDA is accepting applications for technical assistance grants to develop domestic and migrant farm labor housing.
The deadline for submitting applications is November 5, 2012.
.Advertisement.The USDA is accepting applications for technical
assistance grants to develop domestic and migrant farm labor housing.
"These grants will help communities submit quality applications to
increase their chances of getting funding to build much-needed
affordable housing for farm workers," said Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. "Increasing the supply of affordable housing in rural
communities not only helps the residents, it helps the entire
Grants are available to organizations that will help housing
authorities, state and local governments, Indian tribes, non-profit
organizations, and community- and faith-based groups apply for loans and
grants to build farmworker housing. The purpose of the grants is to
increase the number of high-quality applications USDA receives. Vilsack
announced on July 18 the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for loans
and grants to build or preserve affordable rental farm worker housing.
This technical assistance funding is to organizations that assist
potential borrowers under that NOFA.
Technical assistance grantees must have the knowledge, ability,
expertise or practical experience necessary to develop and package farm
labor housing loan and grant applications. They also will be required to
submit a minimum number of applications to USDA, based on their
For additional information, see page 54877 of the September 6 Federal
Register. The deadline for submitting applications is November 5, 2012.
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