Program Name: Mutual self-help housing technical assistance grants  
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  
Provides funding to qualified organizations who offer technical assistance to train groups how to build their own and each other’s’ home.  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions


Private organizations, nonprofits, government organizations, and federally recognized tribes. Must be rural areas with populations up to 20,000. Two-year grant agreement. Homeowners must provide 65% of the

necessary labor

Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:

How Must Funds Be Used:    Technical assistance to qualify and supervise small groups of families to build each other’s homes.