Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas. 

Rural Community Development Initiative grants may be used for, but are not limited to:

  • Training sub-grantees to conduct:
  1. Home-ownership education
  2. Minority business entrepreneur education
  • Providing technical assistance to sub-grantees on
  1. Strategic plan development
  2. Accessing alternative funding sources
  3. Board training
  4. Developing successful child care facilities
  5. Creating training tools, such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides
  6. Effective fundraising techniques