Program Name: Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Grant (SEARCH)  
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development  
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821  
Phone: 217-403-6200  
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program  
Helps small, financially distressed rural communities pay for pre-development feasibility studies, design, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Government organizations, nonprofits, and federally recognized Tribes Rural areas with populations of 2,500 or fewer and with median household incomes below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non- metropolitan median household income.
Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds can be used to support proposed projects to build or improve rural water, wastewater, solid waste disposal, or storm water disposal facilities, or to make public or private improvements