Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH)
Name of Funding
Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH)
Source of Funding
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Business Address
967 Illinois Avenue Suite 4, Bangor ME 04401-2767

This program assists rural areas with a population of 2,500 or less and are financially distressed with studies relating to predevelopment feasibility, design, and technical assistance. Communities must have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80% of the statewide metropolitan median household income. Systems may allocate funding to the predevelopment costs associated with feasibility studies to support applications for water/wastewater disposal project funding, initial design and engineering analysis, and technical assistance in developing applications for financial assistance.

How To Apply

- Applications are accepted throughout the year and may be filed electronically using RD APPLY.

- The RD APPLY Customer help Guide can aid with the application process.

- Applications are also accepted through your local RD office.

Additional Links

Application Link




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