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Housing Preservation Grants

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


What does this program do?
The Housing Preservation Grants program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award a total of $15,340,826.78 in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units.

Who may apply for this program?

  • Most State and local governmental entities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Federally Recognized Tribes
  • Individual homeowners are not eligible

Additional requirements include:

  • Applicants must have the necessary background and experience with proven ability to perform the responsibility of repair and rehabilitation of low-income housing.
  • Applicants are required to make quarterly progress reports and a final audit on their accomplishments.

What is an eligible area?
Areas that may be served include:

  • Rural areas and towns with 20,000 or fewer people — Check eligible addresses
  • Federally Recognized Tribal lands

How may funds be used?

    • Applicants provide grants or low-interest loans to repair or rehabilitate housing for low- and very-low-income homeowners.
    • Rental property owners may also receive assistance if they agree to make units available to low- and very-low-income families.

Eligible expenses include:

      • Repairing or replacing electrical wiring, foundations, roofs, insulation, heating systems and water/waste disposal systems
      • Handicap accessibility features
      • Labor and materials
      • Administrative expenses

For a complete list, see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1944.664.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
No limit stated
Estimated Awards:
Not stated

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Contact your Rural Development State Office, which can be found at https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices.


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