Rural Housing and Economic Development

To build capacity at the State and local level for rural housing and economic development and to support innovative housing and economic development activities in rural areas.

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Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - None.

Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Erie, City Of $ 500,000   2019-07-012022-06-30
Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi $ 299,324   2010-04-012021-05-27
Huntington, City Of $ 0   2018-01-102021-01-09
Ohio Department Of Development $ 112,225   2010-01-012019-09-16
Ohio Department Of Development $ 245,457   2009-09-012019-09-16
Ohio Department Of Development $ 250,000   2019-03-282019-04-12
Ohio Department Of Development $ 200,000   2019-03-282019-04-12
Community And Economic Development, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 74,127   2015-06-222018-06-21
Workforce Solutions Borderplex Inc.-$ 355   2010-08-232016-07-22
Ohio Department Of Development $ 105,907   2014-06-202016-02-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: There were no accomplishments for FY2016 due to the fact that no funds have been appropriated since 2009. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants can be used to support innovative housing and economic development activities for this program.

More specific information is provided in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local rural nonprofit organizations, community development corporations, Federally recognized Indian Tribes, State Housing Financing Agencies and State Community and/or Economic Development Agencies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local and rural communities.


As required by the NOFA. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The Federal Register NOFA will detail each competition's submission requirements and the competitive funding.

Award Procedures

Competition is required for grants. Awards to applicants securing the highest scores in relation to the selecting factors outlined in the NOFA.


Apr 29, 2009 to May 29, 2009 The NOFA will contain deadlines.


Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998, Public Law 105-276. , Public Law 105-276.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. September 1, 2009.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

For a period of 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Semi-annual reports are submitted to HUD by grantees.

Post Assistance Requirements


Semi-Annual narrative and statistical reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-Annual narrative and statistical reports are required.

Semi-Annual narrative and statistical reports are required.

HUD's field office staff are authorized to monitor and oversee each active grant.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Each recipient must maintain records to facilitate audits of funds, disposition of proceeds, costs from all sources, in-kind/cash contributions and information on housing, and other facilities connected with the use of the funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The maximum amount awarded to a successful applicant is $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The current FY2009 NOFA is published on HUD's website.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Thann Young, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Room 7137, Washington,, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 708-2290 or 1-877-787-2526 Fax: (202) 401-0050.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Balancing the need for assistance with capacity of applicant to effectively use the assistance.

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