CARSON CITY – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it still has about $11.3 million in Community Facility (CF) Direct Loans available for rural communities to invest in schools, libraries and public safety. An additional $190,300 in CF Grants, $479,998 in CF Guaranteed Loans, and about $64,000 in Economic Impact Initiative grant funds are also still available.
The funding is what remains after $65 million was awarded last week to rural communities in 14 states, impacting more than 600,000 residents.
“More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding, including building or upgrading schools, libraries, clinics and public safety and first responder facilities,” Couch said. “Funds may also be used for equipment or vehicles such as senior center kitchens or food distribution services or police, fire or ambulance vehicles and equipment.”
Eligible applicants include municipalities, public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes. Projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.
For more information contact Cheryl Couch at (775) 443-4760 or by email at Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org .