Funding Opportunity Announcement
SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households
Applications for this program are accepted year round through your local RD office.
This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects. State and local governments, nonprofits, and federally recognized tribes may apply. Areas to be served must have a population of 2,500 or less, and median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income.