- Local Government
- Private Sector
Reserved for Energy
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.