USDA Funding to Support Museums in Rural, Disaster-Declared Areas

The Institute of Museum and Library Services wishes to share information regarding a funding opportunity through the United States Department of Agriculture to support the needs of organizations—including museums—in rural communities impacted by Presidentially-declared disasters. A contact from the USDA has shared the following resources listed below, along with their contact information.

USDA Rural Development webpage:
This is the main webpage which has the links provided below and is a good place to check for updates and get a broad view of what the USDA can do.

USDA Community Facilities Program (See requirements to start an application):

USDA Community Facilities – $150 million in Disaster Grants:
This has links to USDA State Offices, the list of Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas, the announcement in the Federal Register and other helpful links.
Recently Listed Disaster Areas for the Mid-Atlantic
New York
New Jersey

Rural Development Fact Sheets (They have also been translated):
This has printable one or two-page summaries of Rural Development programs. You can speak to your local RD office or call us for assistance on any program you have interest in.

List of State Offices and Area Offices:
Most links to the individual states have staff directories to find the closest office.

Alton Kimura, Senior Loan Specialist
New Email Address:
Community Facilities Programs – National Office
Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Telephone: (202) 720-1390 Fax: (202) 690-0471

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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