USDA will make grants to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations (such as states, counties, cities, townships, and incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and Indian tribes on federal and state reservations) to provide associations technical assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs.
The technical assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. Once those needs have been identified, the grantee can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs.
Funds may be used to
- Assist communities in identifying and planning for community facility needs
- Identify resources to finance community facility needs from public and private sources
- Prepare reports and surveys necessary to request financial assistance to develop community facilities
- Prepare applications for Agency financial assistance
- Improve the management, including financial management, related to the operation of community facilities, or
- Assist with other areas of need identified by the Secretary.
Eligible entities include public bodies, non-profit organizations, and federally recognized tribes in rural areas. Rural areas include cities, villages, townships, towns and federally recognized tribal lands outside the boundaries of a city of 20,000 or more.
Georgia State Office
Phone: (706) 552-2568
355 E. Hancock Avenue
Stephens Federal Building
Athens, GA 30601-2768