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Congressman Gonzalez Announces USDA Community Facilities and Technical Assistance Program is Accepting Applications Through July 2018

May 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program. These grants are intended to help small, low-income rural communities address gaps in resources and staff. Applications are due Monday, July 2, 2018.  

“Rural communities face a unique set of challenges and have their own approaches to addressing them,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “This program gives local leaders an opportunity to compete for funding to confront these challenges and bring long-term economic prosperity to South Texas.”

Private, public, or nonprofit organizations and Tribal organizations with experience providing technical assistance and training to rural entities are eligible to apply. Qualifying projects include those involving multiple jurisdictions and collaborations among rural communities.

Awards will not exceed $150,000 and can be spent on a number of initiatives, including but not limited to planning facility needs, preparing financial assistance applications, and improving facility management.

Preference will be given to projects that propose robust investments in infrastructure and strategic partnerships. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications for projects that empower rural communities to build sustainable economies.

Additional details on this program are available here.

For more information, see page 19521 of the May 3, 2018, Federal Register.