Community Facilities Grant Program in New Hampshire

USDA: Rural Development (RD)

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Next deadline: Dec 17, 2021

Later deadlines: Apr 15, 2022

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Rural Development

Applicant type: Government Entity, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: New Hampshire

Location of residency: New Hampshire

Overview:

NOTE: Contact your local office to discuss your specific project. Applications for this program are accepted year round.

What does this program do?

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

What is an eligible area?

Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.

How may funds be used?

Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Examples of essential community facilities include:

  • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements.
  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing.
  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment.
  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools.
  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment.
  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses.

Grant Approval

Applicant must be eligible for grant assistance, which is provided on a graduated scale with smaller communities with the lowest median household income being eligible for projects with a higher proportion of grant funds. Grant assistance is limited to the following percentages of eligible project costs:

Maximum of 75 percent when the proposed project is:

  • Located in a rural community having a population of 5,000 or fewer; and
  • The median household income of the proposed service area is below the higher of the poverty line or 60 percent of the State nonmetropolitan median household income.

Maximum of 55 percent when the proposed project is:

  • Located in a rural community having a population of 12,000 or fewer; and
  • The median household income of the proposed service area is below the higher of the poverty line or 70 percent of the State nonmetropolitan median household income.

Maximum of 35 percent when the proposed project is:

  • Located in a rural community having a population of 20,000 or fewer; and
  • The median household income of the proposed service area is below the higher of the poverty line or 80 percent of the State nonmetropolitan median household income.

Maximum of 15 percent when the proposed project is:

  • Located in a rural community having a population of 20,000 or fewer; and
  • The median household income of the proposed service area is below the higher of the poverty line or 90 percent of the State nonmetropolitan median household income. The proposed project must meet both percentage criteria. Grants are further limited.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Public bodies
  • Community-based non-profit corporations
  • Federally-recognized Tribes

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This page was last reviewed October 11, 2021 and last updated October 11, 2021