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Grant Connections

Grant Connections is a bimonthly newsletter compiled mainly for land-grant faculty in the South that showcases numerous funding opportunities in agricultural economics, education, human sciences, rural sociology, youth development and various other areas.

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Volume 15, Number 05, June 2013

COMMUNITY CONNECT

Funding Source: Utilities Programs, USDA
Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Overview: The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ basis, with broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services.

RURAL HOUSING PRESERVATION GRANTS

Funding Source: Utilities Programs, USDA
Deadline: Friday, Aug. 2, 20130
Overview: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program, which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.

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