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:
To pay predevelopment planning costs, including: Feasibility studies to support applications for funding water or waste disposal projects, Preliminary design and engineering analysis, Technical assistance for the development of an application for financial assistance