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Funding Opportunity Number:
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 31, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 31, 2012
Jan 30, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
The Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program has been established to assist communities with water or wastewater systems through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified private non-profit organizations will receive TAT grant funds to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made at the State level offices, and improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Technical Assistance and Training Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligibility criteria for TAT grants is as follows:
(a) Entities eligible for grants must be
private nonprofit organizations with tax
exempt status, designated by the
Internal Revenue Service. A nonprofit
organization is defined as any
corporation, trust, association,
cooperative, or other organization that:
(1) Is operated primarily for scientific,
education, service, charitable, or similar
purposes in the public interest.
(2) Is not organized primarily for profit.
(3) Uses its net proceeds to maintain,
improve, and/or expand its operations.
(b) Entities must be legally established
and located within a state as defined in
(c) Organizations must be incorporated by December 31 of the year the application period occurs to be eligible for funds.
(d) Private businesses, Federal agencies, public bodies, and individuals are ineligible for these grants.
(e) Applicants must also have the proven ability, background, experience (as evidenced by the organization�s satisfactory completion of project(s)similar to those proposed), legal
authority, and actual capacity to provide technical assistance and/or training on a
regional basis to associations as provided in � 1775.33. To meet the requirement of actual capacity, an applicant must either:
(1) Have the necessary resources to provide technical assistance and/or training to associations in rural areas through its staff, or
(2) Be assisted by an affiliate or member organization which has such background and experience and which agrees, in writing, that it will provide the assistance, or
(3) Contract with a nonaffiliated organization for not more than 49 percent of the grant to provide the proposed assistance.
Funds may be used to pay expenses associated with providing technical assistance and/or training (TAT) to identify and evaluate solutions to water problems relating to source, storage, treatment, and distribution, and to waste disposal problems relating to collection, treatment, and disposal; assist applicants that have filed a preapplication with RUS in the preparation of water and/or waste disposal loan and/or grant applications; and to provide training that will improve the management, operation and maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities. Grant funds may not be used to recruit applications, duplicate current services such as those performed by a consultant in developing a project, fund political activities, pay for capital assets, purchase real estate or vehicles, improve and renovate office space or repair and maintain privately owned property, pay construction or O&M costs, and pay costs incurred prior to the effective date of grants made.