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Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Open Date:

Continuous

Close Date:

Continuous

Eligible Recipients:

  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

What does this program do?
Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants provide grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project.

Who may apply for this program?
Eligible applicants include:

  • Government non-profit organizations
  • Federally-recognized Tribes
  • Private non-profit organizations

What is an eligible area?
Applicants can check eligible areas at eligible addresses.

How may funds be used?

  • Give technical and supervisory assistance to participating families
  • Help other organizations provide self-help technical and supervisory assistance
  • Recruit families, help them complete loan applications and carry out other related activities that enable them to participate

Funds MAY NOT be used to:

  • Hire people to perform construction work for participants
  • Buy real estate, building materials or other property
  • Pay debts, expenses or costs for the participants
  • Pay for employee training
  • Pay other indirect costs

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$0
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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